Wadhurst Footpaths Society
The society was founded in 1974 in order to ensure that the footpaths in the parish are kept open and waymarked, in cooperation with the landowners. It holds an annual general meeting in November at which there is a visiting speaker to talk about a country or local topic. A newsletter is published twice a year which gives details of the society's activities.
The society publishes a booklet "Walks around Wadhurst" describing a range of circular walks in the area around the village. This has recently been completely revised and updated, with two additional walks bringing the total to 17, and with suggestions for linking the walks to make longer outings. The revised booklet is on sale at Barnett's bookshop, price £3.
Guided Walks take place on the last Sunday of the month except December. We meet at 14:00 in the car park in Washwell Lane, behind One Stop. The walks are usually about 4 miles in length and last about 2 ¼ hours. Visitors are welcome.
The guided walks and the Walks Around Wadhurst booklet are both an excellent way of getting to know the paths better if you are not familiar with them
|June 24th||Stonegate Station/Franchise/Burwash||John Bishop|
|July 29th||Stonegate Station/Churchsettle/Combe.||John Corke|
|August 26th||Lamberhurst/Scotney/Kilndown||John Corke|
|September 30th||Whitegates/Higham/Shoesmiths||Stefan Gatward|
|October 28th||Dens Farm/Batts Wood||Paul Eldridge|
|November 25th||Snape Wood Circular||Rosemary and Rodger Bell|
take place on the first Sunday of the month, meeting at 09:30 in the car park In Washwell Lane.
Notice of working parties and the location of the work will be posted on the Society Notice Board in Wadhurst High Street. All are welcome but anyone wishing to help should call John Corke on 01892 783 178 beforehand.
Problems found whilst walking the paths in Wadhurst Parish
If you should come across any problem whilst walking in Wadhurst Parish, please let us know, by calling the Work coordinator, John Corke (01892 783 178) or the Hon Secretary (01892 783 328)
If you enjoy the walks or benefit from the work done to clear, repair and waymark the paths, you can help us to continue the good work by joining the Society. The cost is only £3.00 per year per family, and includes the newsletter sent to all members twice a year. Please use the form at the bottom of the page
Other useful information on paths, rights of way,
waymarking, diversions, and a whole range of related topics can be found at
the links below:
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers Handbooks
Ramblers Association Footpath Law
DEFRA web page on Rights of Way
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WADHURST FOOTPATHS SOCIETY SUBSCRIPTION FOR 2012
Wadhurst Footpaths Society 14 Baldock Road Wadhurst East Sussex TN5 6HT
Please accept my/our subscription (single or family) for the
year ending September 2012.
I/we enclose £3 payable to Wadhurst Footpaths Society
Batt's Wood oct 2011
An old 'Stan Cosham waymark' - still works!
Sept 2008 walk
Things to see on Sunday
- by Michael Flegg
The joys of Sunday walking - by Michael Flegg
Resting on a footbridge between the Eridge Estate and Bunny Lane Walking up from Eridge after we failed to stop at the Nevil Crest and Gun.
One of the working party's clearances - Step Style