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1936: Wealdsmen enjoy long Mid Sussex ramble

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

West Sussex County Times - Friday 21 August 1936

WEALDSMEN’S HANDCROSS RAMBLE

Real summer weather favoured the Society of Sussex Wealdmen for their walk on Sunday. when 11 members journeyed to Handcross. where they were joined by a member from Brighton.


From here the walk started, via Cow Woods, to Staplefield. After a short stretch on the road a path was taken near Oat Hall, southwards, and by way of Sidney Farm, Collins Farm, and Sparkes Farm, to Whitemans Green, where a halt was called for lunch.


The High Weald Landscape Trail towards Lower Sparkes 'Farm.

The ramblers continued through Cuckfield village to Cuckfield Park. A path through here brought the party to The Wyllies, and crossing the road the route was followed by footpaths and short stretches of lanes, via Westup Farm, Longwood, Oaklands. Pickwell Lodge, Buncton-lane and Bolney Wood, to Bolney Common. From here footpaths ran almost parallel with the main Bolney- Cowfold road, by way of Hiltons Farm, Colwood Farm, Wabblegate Wood, Homefield Farm, Walhurst Manor and Aglands Yard, bringing the Wealdmen to Cowfold, where tea was served.


The distance walked was about 11 miles and the hon. secretary. Mr. R. H. Mitchell, acted as leader.

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