Sleaford to Chelwood Gate and Plumpton Loop Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameSleaford to Chelwood Gate and Plumpton Loop
Cycle Route Location
County/RegionEast Sussex
Start LocationSeaford Esplanade
End LocationSeaford Esplanade
Cycle Steps
1. This is a compact 100 mile road route, mainly on country roads, that forms a series of loops of East Sussex, giving a lot of options to shorten the ride if needed. There are only two climbs of note, Chapel Hill within the first 10 miles and High and Over within the last 5 miles. The route goes out of Sleaford on the A259, then cuts off to go through Litlington, Wilmington, Cane Heath and Upper Dicker. This brings you up to the A22 for a short left onto the A22 and then a right off towards Gun Hill. You then loop round by Chiddingly and Muddles Green back to the A22 at Golden Cross. Turn right onto the A22 and then left off onto the B2124, heading for Laughton. In Laughton, turn right at the crossroads and head for Shortgate. Turn left onto the B2192, and after a short distance turn right thowards Isfield. Go through Isfield and on to Piltdown, cross the A272 and head to Nutley. At nutley go left on the A22 for a short distance and turn off left towards Chelwood Gate. Go through Chelwood Gate, cross the A275 and head for Holsted Keynes. Head south from Holsted Keynes, cross the A275 and head for Fletching, From Fletching head across the A272 and go on to Cooksbridge. Turn left onto the A275 and follow this past the railway station. Turn right off the A275 towards Chiltington. Go through Chiltington, loop round by the Mid Sussex Golf Club, and turn left onto the B2116 heading for Westmeston. Staying on the B2116 go through Westmeston and Plumpton and back to the A275. Turn right onto the A275 and at Offham, turn left and head for Hamsey. Go through Hamsey and Barcombe and curve round to the A26. Turn right onto the A26 and then left off the A26 towards Ringmer. At Ringmer, go right onto the B2192 and then left off the B2192 to Glyndebourne. After Glyndebourne turn left up to the B2124. Turn right onto the B2124 and follow this into Laughton. This brings you back to the crossroads you went through on the way out. Turn right at the crossroads and head through Ripe to Golden Cross. Here again you reach a point on the A22 that you went through on the way out. At Golden Cross turn right and right again to head towards Chalvington, Arlington Reservoir and the A27. Cross the A27 and go through Alfriston and back into Sleaford.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
Mr Cycles, Seaford. Seven Sisters Country Park. Friston Forest. Long Man of Wilmington. Michelham Priory. Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum. Lavender Line, Isfield. Bluebell Line, Horsted Keynes. Arlington Resevoir. Alfriston Village.