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West Kent – Robertsbridge and Etchingham

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  • Meeting Time: 11:00
  • Approximate End Time: 16:00
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Our Groups are up and running with their activities.   From the 1st of May we will no longer require advanced booking for most events.  Events may still require advanced booking if it is necessary to place a limit on the number of attendees based on the event's risk assessment, or other factors.

General information


This is an 8 mile circular Wealden walk in East Sussex starting in Robertsbridge.  Names have a curious way of changing over the centuries: Bugsell Farm, on this walk, derives its name from 'beech building', or 'building by a beech', from the Old English word(s) 'boc(ge)selle'; Beech Farm is right next door. There is a Bugsell Wood nearby, and Bugsell Hill is across the railway.  Etchingham was 'the settlement of Ecci's people' in Saxon times. The church was built in the 14th century by William de Etchingham on the site of an earlier church.

BOOKING: Advance booking is required. National Covid regulations limit the group size to 29 people plus the leader and for contact tracing purposes all attendees must be either full GOC members or have a free trial online membership. The event is of course free of charge. You can book on behalf of others as well as yourself. If you have difficulty booking then please contact the West Kent Group Coordinator at [email protected] to do it for you. You will only be permitted to attend a GOC event if you have registered in advance via the website. Thank you !

During the walk attendees should follow social distancing rules at all times and respect that others may have different sensitivities to personal safety.

Terrain / Difficulty

A moderate walk on well-defined paths.

Approximate Distance

8 miles

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