Sunday Afternoon COWDEN Ramble 13th January 2019

For our Weekend Ramblers this weekend WE OFFER a Guided Ramble on Sunday, 9th DECEMBER 2018 … from the car park by THE CROW & GATE INN (a VINTAGE INNS group member) on the main A26, Uckfield Road, to the south-west of Crowborough, by Ashdown Forest ~ TN6 3TA.

LocationSTATS for the entrance to the CROW & GATE INN car park
Nearest Post Code  : 
Nat OS Grid : TQ492288 / TQ4929728866
what3words : delusions.island.homeward

( what3words 3metre Grid ~ do check entry matches precisely for tense & singular/plural version of each word )

For more information regarding the innovative what3word system, see coverage on THE ONE SHOW (BBC1) on 13th August ~ a film clip of which is now included in our Oakleafe Rambling & Nordic Walking Events (Closed Group) on facebook.

PARKING : There is a large car park located right next to this pub.  

MEETING TIME : Meet latest by 13:55 for a walk start by 2pm.

We will be following a 4.5-mile route, ascending 480 feet, mostly in Ashdown Forest after an initial section to the south-east of the A26.  The route passes two of the forest’s Clumps.

Duration : approx. 2.25 hours of walking. Returning approx 16:00 ~ just after sunset at 15:53.

REFRESHMENTS AFTERWARDS :  Available at THE CROW & GATE INN ~ a fair exchange for parking.

This event is offered for Oakleafe Surrey & Sussex Rambling & Nordic Walking members.  Before the email briefing has been issued we already have 9 members booked in thanks to the Facebook Group and this page.  Email about to be added to the pre-infomration!

The walk will be led by Nigel, with ISLA.  Friendly dogs as always are very welcome to join in ~ with owners usually on a lead.


ALL OAKLEAFE HALF-DAY events, be they Rambling or Nordic, have a standard subscription : £5 per person per event.

THE WEATHER OUTLOOK according to for Sunday afternoon in the CROWBOROUGH area (reveiwed on Saturday morning)

OVERVIEW :    Periods of clouds and sun, after chance of some showers in the morning beforehand.

TEMPERATURE : 10 to 8°C and feeling cooler ~ 7 to 4°C

WINDS : from west-north-west: 10 to 12 mph and with gusts of approx 15 mph

CLOUD COVER : 45% constant.

RAINFALL RISKS : 20% constant through afternoon.

BOOKING IN is essential

PLEASE DO confirm if you are planning to come at the VERY latest by 8am on Sunday morning :
A : by email to; or
B : by SMS-text or Whatsapp message to 07930 738034.

Notes :

SMS messages do sometimes take quite a time to come through to us!
Please also notify any later changes in your plan, so that we are not left waiting in the cold at start.