Following a landslip, a section of footpath has become dangerous at
section 6.4 between Stroods & High Hurstwood and has been closed by East Sussex
County Council. A diversion for the Vanguard Way has been
signposted by the County Council.
If walking from North to South follow the instructions given
in the 6th edition, 2019
downloadable route directions.
If walking from South to North take the following route:
Section E, pages 7 & 8
E(6.7) TR on Rd (Chillies Lane) for 20m and cross over to gate
onto path through wood. Path turns R & L, and then cross FB
and in 30m go through gate into field. Go ahead uphill to
follow line of single trees, gradually bearing R to KG. Follow
R hand edge of field and locate KG onto Perrymans Lane. Take
care on lane which twists L and then R. After 100m bear R
around wide metal gate and go ahead on wide Tk through Quarry Wood.
As Tk bends L note old iron ore and clay workings (see notice) and
cross stile to go up along R hand edge of field to rejoin VGW at
E(6.5) d) at fingerpost below steps.
The National Trust has created a permissive path on the western link
to Oxted Station, to avoid walking on the worst part of Chalkpit
Lane. See Updates to Route Description for details.