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Cuckoo Trail Cycle Route

England > East Sussex > Heathfield
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameCuckoo Trail
Distance : miles (km)10.09  (16.24)
Posted Bypauldoe
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionEast Sussex
Start LocationHeathfield
End LocationPolegate
Cycle Steps
I cycled this old railway line on 4/11/11. The route starts in the rural town of Heathfield where there is ample free roadside parking. This route is ideal for all abilities. It is away from traffic and except for a few short sections very quiet and ideal for small children. The path is shared with dog walkers but we found everybody to be very polite some even stepped to one side to let us pass! The whole route is newish tarmac. There is a pub callled the cuckoos rest about halfway along which looked very tempting. It has a slight slope downhill all the way to Polgate and to be honest I had no problem cycling back chatting with my friend all the way. It is part of the sustrans cycle network and is clearly marked with brown tourist signs at every turn.
Your comments?
posted by:Sid MartinRating : difficult :
My son and I do this about once a month.

We park at Horam where there is better car parking and you miss the worst of the hill (important if you have younger children!).

It is tree lined all the way from Heathfield to Polegate apart from a brief town section in Hailsham. You can go on into Eastbourne at the Polegate end of this route where the beautiful views of the Downs really open up.

Well worth a trip, particularly for family rides.

posted by:WosyRating : difficult :
Rode this trail from Heathfield to Hailsham with a friend, loved it due to my friends inexperience only rode this far, next time will cycle on to Pevensey Bay. On way back stopped off in Horam and visited EXCELLENT café called Wessons highly recommended well worth the stop, very friendly and welcoming.
Other people using this trail very friendly

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