2 mile loop on paths between East Street and Piccadilly Lane
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|A short walk using footpaths to cross the small valley to the south of Mayfield|
|Length||3.2km (2 miles)|
|Terrain||2/3 of a mile on footpaths, the rest on road|
|Time||25 – 45 minutes|
|Suitability||Walkers, walkers with dogs (though large dogs may have some trouble getting through at stiles)|
|Start||South Street car park, Mayfield (TN20 6DF) ; grid reference TQ586268 ; GPS co-ordinates 51° 1’11.14″N, 0°15’42.34″E.|
|Public transport||Bus route 51/251/252 between Tunbridge Wells and Heathfield/Eastbourne stops in Mayfield High Street, from where it is a 400yd walk|
|Parking||Car park for 50 cars in South Street, which can be full at peak times|
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Turn right out of the car park along South Street and then The Avenue. At the end, with the buildings that used to be the Carpenters’ Arms opposite, turn right downhill on Fletching Street and in 200 yards where the road bears left, keep straight onto East Street past a signpost to Broad Oak and Witherenden. Keep on East Street for 0.4 mile until you reach a gate in the hedge on your right.
Take ride down the footpath, which signed as part of the Mayfield Circular Walk, to a dip and then up the other side to Piccadilly Lane. Turn right and follow the road upwards for a third of a mile until you come to a house (Old Sandalls) on your right and a footpath leading downhill just beyond it. Turn right over the stile and then ignore the path that bears left diagonally down a field but instead go straight downhill between a hedge and a wire fence. Over a stile at the bottom and carefully down a muddy path to a footbridge.
If you are interested in geocaching you will pass a cache on this next section: up the other side of the brook, you come to a gate and then climb up through a field with a hedge on your left to a stile in the top left corner. 50 yards later you turn left to the stile in the corner of the next field, ignoring the gate ahead of you. After this stile bear diagonally left down the field on a faint path to the stream at the bottom where there is a concrete sleeper bridge to cross. The path then leads up to another stile and up through a field with a fence topped by a wooden rail on your left. After the next stile, you climb steeply up between houses to come out on the corner of The Avenue and Fletching Street.
Turn left to retrace the beginning of the walk back to the car park.