Heathfield - Rushlake Green 11.5 M Trail Loop

Start Location - Mill Road Car Park Heathfield, TN21 0XD


Running distance: 11.5 m

About this run route

Start / Finish

Mill Road Car Park

This run leaves Heathfield via Sandy cross and then continues across fields to the village of Old Heathfield, (the original town). Passing through the Churchyard the run continues to Cade Street. Just off the route along the main road is a monument where he was killed by the Sheriff of Kent. From Cade Street the route continues across fields with good views across the High Weald. At the small village of Punnets Town the views open out to the South Downs. Rushlake Green has a shop and a pub, and at the heart of the village is the village green. After leaving Rushlake Green the remains of the iron industry can be seen. The river has a rusty tint from the deposits of iron. The run continues over the rolling hills of the High Weald, passing through Nettlesworth Wood which is spectacular when the bluebells are in flower. The fields after Nettlesworth Wood are full of wild flowers in the summer.