Barcombe Walk (PDF, East Sussex County Council)
Anchor Inn Barcombe

  • 5.3 miles, 8.6km
  • easy walking, some stiles
  • Anchor Inn by the River Ouse and Royal Oak in Barcombe Cross

cup of tea

A walk across fields and along quiet country lanes, following the River Ouse to Barcombe Mills, visiting the ‘three villages of Barcombe’.

The original village of Barcombe near the church was largely deserted at the time of the Black Death, when Barcombe Cross replaced it as the main centre. The settlement of Barcombe Mills grew up around the river Ouse, with flour mills being mentioned in Domesday.

Take a short detour to visit the Anchor Inn with its riverside garden and boating hire.