Weirwood Bluebell Railway Walk (Bluebell Railway Walks)
The Weirwood Walk (Gravetye Manor, PDF)
- Choice of two slightly different walks – one of 4 miles (Bluebell Railway Walks) and the other of 5 miles (Gravetye Manor Walk)
- can be muddy after wet weather
- take a train ride on the Bluebell Railway and stay/dine in style at Gravetye Manor
These varied circular walks take in Stone Farm Rocks, Weirwood Reservoir Nature Reserve and the steam trains of the Bluebell Railway, which runs for 11 miles (17.7 km). The railway operates between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead, with intermediate stations at Horsted Keynes & Kingscote, allowing you to combine the walk with a trip on the railway. And of course, you’ll see bluebells along the way during the spring.
Weir Wood Reservoir was created in the mid-1950s by damming the River Medway. It is used for sailing and fishing, and known for its range of resident and migrant birds such as great crested grebes and herons.
Stone Farm Rocks are a series of sandstone crags, some as high as 8 metres (26 ft) high , and is owned by the British Mountaineering Council who run it for the benefit of climbers.
See Bluebell Railway Walks for more opportunities to combine walking and taking a trip on the railway.
If you feel like treating yourself, stay at Michelin starred Gravetye Manor overnight or for a meal or afternoon tea. The manor was built in 1598 and is known for its gardens.