STAGE 1 Carshalton Beeches to Kingswood  7.5 miles
STAGE 2 Kingswood to Box Hill 8.7 miles
STAGE 3 Box Hill to Ockley 11.7 miles
STAGE 4 Ockley to Horsham 9.1 miles
STAGE 5  Horsham to Haywards Heath  13 miles
STAGE 6 Haywards Heath to Hassocks  10.5 miles
STAGE 7 Hassocks to Brighton  10.1 miles

STAGE 1 
Carshalton Beeches to Kingswood  7.5 miles
STAGE 2
Kingswood to Box Hill 8.7 miles
STAGE 3
Box Hill to Ockley 11.7 miles
STAGE 4
Ockley to Horsham 9.1 miles
STAGE 5
Horsham to Haywards Heath  13 miles
STAGE 6
Haywards Heath to Hassocks  10.5 miles
STAGE 7
Hassocks to Brighton  10.1 miles

This walk is a continuation of our North to South London Trail

Horsham to Haywards Heath

Stage Five – 13 miles / 21 km

Forest, fields, sussex villages and views

 

Cuckfield, South Downs view

STAGE FIVE OVERVIEW

This is the longest section and passes through the expansive St Leonard’s Forest, beautiful historical Slaugham village and then via Cuckfield to Haywards Heath with views of the South Downs on the way, getting closer!

Route details

Good tracks into and through St Leonard’s Forest, then footpaths across rolling fields until Cuckfield.  After this, it’s roads and surburban tracks to Haywards Heath.

Start Horsham Station
End Haywards Heath Station
OS Route  LONDON TO BRIGHTON Horsham to Haywards Heath
Difficulty Strenuous
Length 13 miles
Average time 6 hours
Total ascent 1235 ft

St Leonard's Forest

Hills!

Staplefield

Slaugham Mill Pond

Fields near Whitehams Green

Holy Trinity Church, Uckfield