• Uckfield Festival

Historical walks around town

Saturday 2 July – ‘Mills, Hills, Frills & the Millennium Green’. A walk around Ridgewood and southern Uckfield, looking at remnants of industries and services, as well as the lovely countryside around the town. Distance c. 5 miles, with some steep slopes and steps.

Meet outside Bridge Cottage, 10-00 am.

Sunday 10 July – ‘Country Estates to Housing Estates’. This walk looks at traces of the Streatfeild family, water power and parish boundaries, justice and more in the late 20th century housing estates that now occupy the land. Distance c. 4 miles.

Meet outside Bridge Cottage, 10-30 am.

Both walks will be led by Brian Phillips of UDPS. Dogs welcome, no booking required, no charge, but donations to UDPS always welcome.

Bridge Cottage is in Uckfield High Street, opposite the railway station.

Image (c) Mike Skinner