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Vanguard Way

106 km / 66 miles

E Sussex, Gtr London, Kent, Surrey
A walk from the London suburbs to the sea originated by the Vanguards Rambling Club. It passes the Selsdon Nature Reserve, the woods and heaths of Ashdown Forest, Alfriston and follows the scenic coast through Seaford to the finish.

It connects with the Wandle Trail and the London Loop in Greater London and numerous other long distance paths including the North Downs, Greensand, Eden Valley and South Downs Ways.

The official route guide published by the Vanguards Rambling Club is available for free download from their website below.

The Wandle Trail (11 miles) provides a link to the Thames Path National Trail at Wandsworth, enabling a route from the Thames to the sea.


Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark
Named discs
Attributes
Coastal; Heath
Start
TQ328658 - East Croydon Railway Station, Gtr London
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Finish
TQ449009 - Newhaven Harbour, E Sussex
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Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Looseleaf
Vanguard's Way - Official Guide (Vanguards Rambling Club - 2009)
Paperback
Vanguard Way (S B Publications - 2009)
Badge
Badge for Vanguard Way (Vanguards Rambling Club)
Paperback
Wandle Guide (Sutton London Borough - 1997)
Leaflet
Wandle Trail (Wandle Industrial Museum)
Paperback

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Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
Hotels
Brambletye Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
45 Km
Self-catering
Sunnymead Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
60 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
66 Km
Hotels
Deans Place Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
91 Km
B & B Accommodation
Newhaven Lodge  (bookable online)
1 Km
106 Km

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Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
MemoryMap Route file
Tracklogs Route file

Route Profile:

106.5 Km (66.2 miles)
1,859 m (6,099 ft) ascent
260 m (853 ft)  maximum height