Herstmonceux – Plantation Wood & Church Road 2.3m

A lovely footpath loop that skirts the Castle and Observatory grounds – fabulous views across to the Downs, a pretty wood, a charming churchyard, and the most amazingly gnarly ancient Sweet Chestnut trees.
Also now includes the Halley’s Comet inspired sculpture on the 1066 Sculpture Trail.

Parking: lay by parking. Public transport: nearby bus stops. Can be muddy; steep in places.

Walked, checked, measured and photographed: August 2020; additional pics May 2022.
Click on a photo to enlarge and scroll through gallery view. Photos in no particular order, they are for inspiration only, and remember that things could change, especially depending on seasons/weather.
To follow an interactive map on your phone, install the free Map my Walk app and see our “How to” page. If you are following on your phone, remember that signal can be patchy in rural areas or dense woodland, we strongly recommend a printed map or screenshot backup.