The Forest Way lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the picturesque East Sussex countryside with the Ashdown Forest lying to the south. It takes the route of a disused railway line and now provides an important habitat for wildlife forming a ‘green corridor’ through the upper valley of the River Medway. You might spot dragonflies, newts, swallows, badger tracks, deer, or foxes.
The route is flat and traffic-free, with seats and picnic benches along the entire route, making it the perfect day out for families. The route passes the village of Hartfield which was the setting for the much-loved AA Milne tale Winnie the Pooh.
The route runs from East Grinstead, via Forest Row, Hartfield, and Withyham to Groombridge, following the Sustrans National Cycle Network Route number 21.
This particular section of the route starts at the Lewes Road/Beeching Way roundabout and finishes at Corsley Road where the path meets the road in Groombridge and the number 21 cycle path terminates.