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The High Weald Landscape Trail Section 7 - Appledore to Rye

  • Aug 23, 2014 · 8:15 AM
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The High Weald Landscape Trail

Section 7 – 16.5 or 18 miles

The end time given for this event is the approximate time of arrival in Rye at the end of the hike.

Please read the Three Golden Rules of Joined Up Hiking.

Are you OK with those? All right, then you may continue...

This final section of what has been an excellent trail is the culmination of the year's day hiking excursions.

Note: for the first six miles we walk eastward to rejoin the trail itself at Smallhythe Place. This is a bit further on from where we turned off to the station on the last hike. I will need to do this missing part in order to complete the whole trail. You can either join me for a quick march of the extra 1.5 miles there and back or else have a 20 minute break in and around the café until we return.

After that we continue together on the last 10.5 miles of the the trail into Rye and will also stop for a picnic lunch a bit later on. You must bring a packed lunch.

We will get an early start so that we can arrive in Rye in the late afternoon and have the opportunity to spend a bit of time pottering around and/or in the pub before the journey back.

This is for energetic hikers only who like the longer distances.

There is a reduced fee of £1 payable to the organizer on the day as the train ticket is more expensive than normal.

Some general recommendations and tips.

Full Itinerary with Estimated Timings

Meet Up: Arrive between 8:10 and 8:25 am at St Pancras International Station, by the railway ticket office. I will be at the location opposite pictured below, wearing the floppy hat and moustache for recognition and will get you into groups of 3 or more for buying tickets.

Buy Ticket: Return to Rye. The price is £24.35 each in a group of 3 or more.

Outward Travel: 8:40 a.m. train from St Pancras International Station to Ashford International, arriving at 9:18. Change to platform 1 for the 9:33 train to Appledore, arriving at 9:45.

Meet for Start of Hike: At Appledore station from 9:45 to 9:50 a.m.

Part 1: 6 miles, to rejoin the High Weald Landscape Trial

Part 2: Optional - 1.5 miles at a very fast pace back up the trail to where we left it last time and back again. Alternatively have an extra 20 minute break in the café.

Part 3: 10.5 miles.

Lunch Stop: A picnic lunch somewhere out on the path during part 3.

End of Hike: Arrive in Rye at about 16:40.

Post-hike refreshment: There are many fine pubs in Rye.

Return Travel: The return trains leave Rye station at 56 minutes past the hour, arriving at Ashford International at 18 minutes past the next hour. From there get the next train to London St Pancras is at 43 minutes past the hour arriving at 21 minutes past the following hour.

i.e. the earliest return journey possible is on the 16:56 train, arriving in St Pancras at 18:21.

The High Weald Landscape Trail

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  • Milen

    Another great walk like all the other 6 section..well.. 5 for me. Chris, I hope you keep organising many more walks in future.

    4 · August 24, 2014

  • Mansi

    So sorry but I missed my connecting train.

    August 23, 2014

  • Nikkigj

    Rye Jazz Festival on for 4-5 days over this coming weekend - Jazz all over Rye and some free so maybe we can catch some - will be busy when we get there.... http://ryejazz.com/events/

    August 21, 2014

  • iain

    Another one missed ! Sorry Chris, doing some other stuff on this date.

    July 21, 2014

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