Balcombe Circular

Balcombe Circular
Completed : 15/20 May 2024
Distance : 8 miles / 12.8 km
Time : 4 to 4.5 hours approx
Start and end : Balcombe Station ,

Leave from platform 1 to the station approach road
Turn left onto path, cross stiles and follow the lane for 1.3 miles (2 km)
Continue south until reaching Great Bentley Farm
Head east, viewing the Ouse Valley Viaduct
When reaching the Ardingly Reservoir, turn north to follow the eastern edge
At northern edge of reservoir head west to return to Balcombe station
No toilets en route

Suitable for any reasonably fit walker, but a bit more difficult than some Middle Way Walks
arious paths through fields and woods and country lanes
Some muddy patches could be muddy
Eight stiles and a number of steps, some of which could be slippery after rain
Several steep or long inclines, with a total of 796 feet incline and 799 feet decline
Comfortable waterproof shoes or boots essential,

Source : Saturday Walkers Club