A thousand years of progress

In the year 1000, the people of Ninfield had just created their village by cutting the space for it from the Wealden Forest – the name originally being “Niwnumenan Felda – Newly Cleared Fields”. This walk explores man’s impact on the area in the thousand years since those Saxon settlers first swung their axes.  Walkers should take care not to end up in the stocks.

 

Route Details 

LENGTH – 4 miles

TIME – 3 hours

START – Junction of Church Lane and A269, Ninfield adjacent to village stocks, TN33 9JW.

PARKING – On street parking in Church Lane and Downsview, Ninfield.

TOILETS – No public toilets available. 

REFRESHMENTS – Pubs and village shop in Ninfield.

CAUTION – This walk includes two crossings of the A269 road.

This walk contains stiles.

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Caution

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Cafe

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Car park

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Picnic area

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Pub

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Shop

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Start point

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Toilet