Fletching Walk Signpost in front of church

Fletching Walk (Sussex Living Magazine) and Fletching Circular (Argus)

  • 4miles, 6.5k for Sussex Living Walk; 5.5 miles for Argus walk.
  • Good choice of excellent pubs. Griffin Inn and Rose & Crown at Fletching,  plus  Mr T’s Village Store and cafe.  For the second walk, the Royal Oak Inn and the Bull Inn in Newick.
  • Easy walking – field paths and country lanes, some stiles.

cup of teabus

Both walks start from the centre of Fletching village and follow field paths and relatively quiet stretches of country roads through peaceful countryside.

Fletching is a quiet picturesque village tucked away off main roads. In 1264, Simon de Montfort stopped at Fletching for the Bishop of Worcester to bless the troops prior to the Battle of Lewes.  The church, with its lofty spire, dates from the 12th Century and contains the tomb of the historian Edward Gibbon (Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire). The Griffin has a pub garden with wonderful views over the River Ouse valley and nearby Sheffield Park. The latter’s castellated back gateway is on the left as you enter the village at the end of the second walk (not an official public entrance).

The Griffin Pub Garden Fletching

The pub garden at The Griffin, Fletching

The Sussex Living walk is a walk along lanes and across fields around Fletching. The Argus is similar but visits the village of Newick along the way, with a picturesque village green (albeit dissected by the A272), and a choice of two pubs to break the walk.