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.
Ticehurst is both a village and a large civil parish in the Rother District. The parish lies in the upper reaches of both the River Teise before it enters Bewl Water and in the upper reaches of the River Rother flowing to the south-east. The parish includes the Parish wards of Ticehurst, Flimwell and Stonegate and is home to some 3,500 people. The name probably originates from the Anglo Saxon tice meaning goats and hyrst a wood.
Bewl Water is a reservoir in the valley of the River Bewl, straddling the boundary between Kent and East Sussex in England. It is about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Lamberhurst. The reservoir was part of a project to increase supplies of water in the area. It supplies not only Southern Water’s customers in the Medway towns, Thanet and Hastings, but is also used by other water companies in the area. Work began to construct the reservoir in 1973 by damming and then flooding a valley. It was completed in 1975 having been filled with over 31,300 million litres of water. The project cost £11 million to build. It is now the largest body of inland water in south east England.
At some point during this walk, we will hold an informal planning meeting for walks we will be holding in 2023. If you would like to lead a walk for the West Kent group next year or have any suggestions for walks, please come prepared with ideas.
JOINING EVENT/BOOKING : It is advisable to join the event/book if you want to hear about any last-minute changes or cancellations. Please leave the event or unbook if you later change your mind and will not be attending. Thanks in advance.
Terrain / Difficulty
Relatively flat walk on well-maintained paths, there are no steep climbs on this walk.