EQUINE RAILWAY ACCESS
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OLD RAILWAYS ON HORSEBACK
This is utilising two railways crossing the Surrey Hills, the Low Weald, the South Downs and the Coastal Plain. This section is mostly 27 plus miles of bridleway with plenty of opportunity to join other bridleways as you go. These two lines, The Cranleigh and the Steyning lines were closed down in 1966 with the Beeching cuts. Much of the track was sold by British Railways to Surrey County Council and Waverley Borough Council in 1970. Eventually the land was opened as a link connecting the North and South Downs Trails as a bridleway in 1984. It is now part of the Sustrans route 223 so follow the signage as there are a couple of diversionary routes off the line onto road, one section about is a quarter of a mile along the B2135. There is a second section through Henfield. The bridleway leaves the railway line at Grid ref TQ 196 132 (south end). The Sustrans route continues along the bridleway round Wyckham Farm to Steyning. The Downs link does continue south of the town and you can join the South Downs way or take to any or the many bridleways and byways that are abundant in the area including The Monarch’s way.

The Downs link

West Sussex

Grid Ref: TQ 013 461 near Shalford (parking near Chinthurst Hill Grid Ref: TQ 196 132 end of the line near Wyckham Farm
The Downs Link1C Copyright Shazz and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
The downs Link2 C Copyright N Chadwick and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
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EQUINE RAILWAY ACCESS
This is utilising two railways crossing the Surrey Hills, the Low Weald, the South Downs and the Coastal Plain. This section is mostly 27 plus miles of bridleway with plenty of opportunity to join other bridleways as you go. These two lines, The Cranleigh and the Steyning lines were closed down in 1966 with the Beeching cuts. Much of the track was sold by British Railways to Surrey County Council and Waverley Borough Council in 1970. Eventually the land was opened as a link connecting the North and South Downs Trails as a bridleway in 1984. It is now part of the Sustrans route 223 so follow the signage as there are a couple of diversionary routes off the line onto road, one section about is a quarter of a mile along the B2135. There is a second section through Henfield. The bridleway leaves the railway line at Grid ref TQ 196 132 (south end). The Sustrans route continues along the bridleway round Wyckham Farm to Steyning. The Downs link does continue south of the town and you can join the South Downs way or take to any or the many bridleways and byways that are abundant in the area including The Monarch’s way.

West Sussex

The Downs link

The downs Link2 C Copyright N Chadwick and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
The Downs Link1C Copyright Shazz and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
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The Downs Link4 C Copyright N Chadwick and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Grid Ref: TQ 013 461 near Shalford (parking near Chinthurst Hill Grid Ref: TQ 196 132 end of the line near Wyckham Farm
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