Bob Brotherhood has very kindly prepared a scenic drive for us of approximately 21 miles from our Hat Camp on Saturday 11 September. Do feel free to join us whether or not you are attending the Hat Camp at King Harry’s Field, near Cowfold. (RH13 8AZ). Please gather in the Field from 10.30am for a departure around 10.45am. Bob’s detailed instructions will be handed out in the field.


Turn LEFT out of the field on to A272. TAKE CARE – this is a busy road with fast moving traffic. There is no rush – we will wait for you en route. Go under the A23 and continue on A272 to Ansty. At small roundabout go LEFT to next roundabout, then LEFT on B2036 to Cuckfield. Go through this pretty village looking for turning RIGHT to Borde Hill Gardens (BROWN SIGN). This leads to Ouse Valley Viaduct, which will appear on your left. PASSENGERS only – Be prepared to Video the Viaduct – We may slow down but not stop – No Parking!

Continue on this road to a mini roundabout where turn LEFT past Borde Hill Gardens. Continue to Balcombe – small roundabout where turn RIGHT to Ardingly (2.5 miles). This road wiggles about, going past reservoir on right – no parking but view through the trees. The road comes out by Church on right-hand side and a little chapel further on. Carry on into Ardingly – we see a big Hovis sign at Bakery and also the Koorana Centre  for reflexology and other treatments and Ardingly Inn. Stop at junction and turn LEFT only a few yards to B2028 where turn RIGHT.
Continue on this road looking for LEFT turn to Horsted Keynes and Bluebell railway. Keep following  signs to railway and go under low bridge, 8ft MAX! Go  past the station entrance and at the T junction  turn RIGHT onto Cinder Hill Lane. Keep following signs to Danehill. Once there turn RIGHT onto the A275– only about half a mile to go now before you turn RIGHT into Heaven Farm. Give clear indication well in advance at this point as this is a fast straight stretch of road and cars may try to overtake. Parking has been arranged on the Green. The proprietors are– Rob & Ruth and Colin Sargent  (01825 790888)– they are expecting us!           PTO for return trip
To return to Cowfold – turn RIGHT out of Heaven  Farm – continue along A275 to Lewes as far as North Chailey junction with A272 then turn RIGHT to Billingshurst (Cowfold)  A272.
ENJOY BOB’S DRIVE OUT DAY – About 21 miles!