CHENNELLS BROOK BRIDGE TO NEW HOUSE FARM
About 3.5km / 2.2m / 40 mins
See bottom of page for 2021 Walk Event Route
WALKING ANTI-CLOCKWISE FROM NEW HOUSE FARM TO CHENNELLS BROOK BRIDGE (Points 10 to 5 on the map)
(10) From the Farm Shop Car Park turn left into Old Crawley Road and right after about 100m onto a footpath that leads down to the A264. Carefully cross both carriageways and onto Wimland Road on the opposite side. Over the railway bridge turn left (9) and continue past Owlscastle Farm until there is a metal gate on the left where the path continues to the right along the side and across a field. Continue over a footbridge (8) and right along the side of the next field. The path continues to the left through trees and around and under the dual carriageway and back along the other side. Turn left by the side of Roffey FC building (7) and continue along Bartholomew Way. (6) turn right into Lemmington Way and at the end turn left into Rusper Road. After about 200 m on the right the walk continues on a pathway through the trees (5).
TO AVOID CROSSING THE DUAL CARRIAGEWAY FOLLOW THE MAP BELOW IN REVERSE
At New House Farm turn left into Old Crawley Road (10) and then left again into Crawley Road (9A). Follow this for 500m and at the Norfolk Arms (8A) cross and turn right into Lambs Farm Road. Follow this to the end and turn right at the junction with Rusper Road (7A). Continue past Littlehaven Station (6A) and after a further 500m turn left into a footpath that enters trees (5) and rejoins the main route.
WALKING CLOCKWISE FROM CHENNELLS BROOK BRIDGE TO NEW HOUSE FARM (Points 5 to 10 on the map)
(5) Go left up Rusper Road and turn right at the roundabout into Lemmington Way. At Bartholomew Way (6) turn left and go around to the left of Roffey FC building (7) and over the footbridge. Follow a path to the right which leads to the railway line and goes under and back along the other side of the dual carriageway. Where the path opens up turn right to keep to the left hand edge of the field. Reach the footbridge (8) and turn across the next field. Follow the path to the right and along to a metal barred gate and follow the track to the right past Owlscastle Farm. (9) Go right along Wimland Road and carefully cross the rail crossing and up to the A264. Cross both carriageways carefully to join a footpath on the other side. Turn left into Old Crawley Road and New House Farm Shop is on the right (10).
TO AVOID CROSSING THE DUAL CARRIAGEWAY (AND ON OUR WALK EVENT DAYS) SEE MAP BELOW. When arriving at (5) Rusper Road, turn right and follow the road. 200m past Littlehaven Station (6A) turn left into Lambs Farm Road (7A) and follow this to Crawley Road (8A). Cross here at the Norfolk Arms and follow the road to the left. After 500m turn right (9A) into Old Crawley Road to join the main route at (10) with New House Farm shortly after.
FOR THE 2021 WALK EVENT ON 11th SEPTEMBER:
This year we are making a diversion along Lambs Farm Road to avoid the hazardous road crossing on the A264 dual carriageway. When arriving at Rusper Road (5 in map above) stewards will therefore suggest turning right and the road can then be followed past Littlehaven Station (6A) before turning left into Lambs Farm Road (7A). After a while this brings you out to Crawley Road (8A). Cross over using the traffic island and proceed along an alleyway to the left of The Norfolk Arms.
The alleyway continues on the other side of Sycamore Avenue to arrive at Beech Road Car Park. From here cross the green to follow the trees on your left and this will bring you out to the field (13) crossed near the start of the walk. Follow the pathway back across the field, through the trees and down the hill to Old Crawley Road and left back to New House Farm (10). Do not use the other paths/tracks shown on OS maps as these as private.
An alternative to this way back would be to continue left along Crawley Road and then right into Old Crawley Road (9A) until you reach New House Farm. This is a quicker route but involves walking on a road without a pavement and without the view from Highwood Hill. There are also many cars now using this road to avoid the roadworks on the A264.