Forest Way

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Trees along the River Medway © Nigel Chadwick
The Forest Way © Nigel Chadwick
Horses near the Mottsmill Stream © Nigel Chadwick

The Forest Way is used for walking, cycling, horse riding and the quiet enjoyment of the countryside. It runs from East Grinstead to Groombridge along an old railway line and is an important habitat for wildlife as a 'green corridor'.

There are seats and picnic benches along the entire route. West of Hartfield, a restored pond has been allowed to naturally regenerate. On a hot summer's day, the area buzzes with life, and visitors will be treated to damsel and dragonflies dancing about the water, glimpses of newts, toads and frogs, and an abundance of bird song.

The Forest Way Country Park lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and passes through or close to East Grinstead, Forest Row, Hartfield, Withyham and Groombridge. There are circular trails varying in length and difficulty. Walkers may spot swallows, badger tracks deer and foxes, amongst the fields and woodlands.

Calories

Assuming a constant pace and no stops, typically it will take 1 hour 8 minutes to cycle the distance and along the way 480 calories will be burnt.

Bird's Eye View

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