Burwash Parish is an ideal place to explore miles of footpaths and bridleways through beautiful, rolling countryside. The Parish Council, along with the Burwash Community Interest Company, have developed and produced 8 separate walks highlighting the glorious High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the rich history of Burwash.

The walks are available from The Blacksmith’s Tea & Coffee Shop, the Parish Council offices and various outlets across Burwash. They cost £2 each and can be purchased individually or as a complete gift set. For more information please visit www.burwashwalks.com

A local walk was featured in the Daily Telegraph in October 2010. The route travels across National Trust Land around Bateman’s, and explores the countryside that influenced Rudyard Kipling to write Rewards and Fairies and poems such as Puck of Pook’s Hill. Click here to see the route.

Bateman’s (National Trust) Estate Walks 

More local walks can be found on the Walking World or via the Walk4Life site:  http://www.walk4life.info.

The Guardian newspaper recently showcased a walk starting from The Wheel pub, Burwash Weald.

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has released digital maps of rights of way in the County. Click here for the link to the ESCC website – just enter your point of interest.

Burwash Steps Map

The Fairfield Surgery patient group has produced a map of easy pavement-based village walks to help residents increase their daily step counts. It recommends building up activity levels gradually – from the national average of 3-4,000 steps a day to a heart healthy 10,000 daily steps.

Click here for a downloadable version 

And here for more details of each route


Local residents and visitors are welcome to join either or both of the two organised walking groups in the community organised by Ijon Jenner.

Walks for Strollers around Burwash

For more details please contact Ijon Jenner 01435 882045 or ijonejenner@gmail.com

On the first Wednesday of each month, Ijon plans a walk around our countryside for anyone who would like to come along. These walks are gentle strolls for those who like to take time to enjoy our beautiful countryside at a leisurely pace. The strollers usually meet at the Bear Car Park at 9 a.m. and are home before lunchtime.

It is worth checking  with Ijon if you are new to the group or haven’t been for a while, as the meeting-point occasionally shifts to The Pavilion car park in Burwash Common.

The condition of local footpaths

The maintenance of footpaths is the responsibility of East Sussex County Council. However you can let Burwash Parish Council know if the footpaths, bridges or stiles in our area are blocked or damaged or have problems which prevent their use. If you come across a problem, please contact the Clerk, a photo is always very useful to show the rights of way team at East Sussex CC. For guidance on Rights of Way please click here.