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Wadhurst Footpaths Society

Application and renewal form here

The current officers and committee are as follows:

Chairman - Mr W Hodder - 782 108
Vice-chairman - Mr J Corke - 783 178
Secretary - Mr P Eldridge - 783 328
Treasurer - Mr M Flegg - 785 041
Newsletter Editor - Mrs N Mandera - 782 195
Working Parties - Mr J Corke - 783 178
Committee members
Mr J Bishop
Mr V Vane
Mrs R Bell
Mr T Hill

Useful Links:
Walking in Sussex
A series of ESCC Walk ideas
Local walks from the High Weald AONB Unit
Some Ramblers Association thoughts
Wealden District Council walks leaflets
East Sussex Community Information Service

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

Dates Route Leader
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

Working Parties
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 14 Baldock Road Wadhurst East Sussex TN5 6HT

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Batt's Wood oct 2011

An old 'Stan Cosham waymark' - still works!


Sept 2008 walk

Sept 2008  Sept 2008

Things to see on Sunday - by Michael Flegg
PulpitFarm dump

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.

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One of the working party's clearances - Step Style

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