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 5th edition, 2014
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.
Substantial badger activity in Littleheath Woods (Section 1/K) has
resulted in a short temporary diversion of the VGW near the
playground. Please observe the following route alterations:
If walking North to South:
1.11c (page 6). On reaching temporary council barrier, fork R
on Fp for 15 metres to metal post, where turn sharp L for a few
metres to another Fp junction, where TR to rejoin original route.
If walking South to North:
K(1.12c) (page 5). On reaching temporary council barrier, TL
on Fp for a few metres to T-junction with metal post, where turn
sharp R to another Fp junction and bear L to rejoin original route.
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.