Lake Wood

Climb the path to the top of the rocks for amazing views over the lake.

This circular lakeside trail offers a unique combination of shady woodland walking, huge sandstone rocks and tranquil water-side views. 

* Stunning lake, filled with lily pads in the spring and summer

* Explore the tunnel cut through the rock

* Venture into the cave beside the water's edge

* Climb the rocky outcrops for ultimate views over the lake

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Rocks Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2BX


Free parking in one of two lay-bys



Suggested circular route: 1 km. Options to extend.


All day, every day

This 21 acre site is managed by the Woodland Trust. The entrance to the wood is discrete and is accessed by a kissing gate next to a lay-by. Parking is in one of two lay-by's nearby (see map). 

The paths here are unsurfaced and become muddy in winter. Most of the route is along wide paths (sandy in places), however, the trail does become narrow and 'rooty' in places and there is one short flight of steps. Although the route is not way-marked, it is hard to get lost here, given that you are mostly walking on paths close to the water's edge.

We visited in July, after a short period of heavy rain. Unfortunately, the tunnel through the rock was flooded with several inches of water. We regretted not having our wellies with us, but were able to balance (precariously) on a narrow piece of wood to get through. Our daughter needed to be carried.

Expect to spend 1-1.5 hours here. The lakeside trail is bordered by fields. A footpath through the fields provides the option to extend your walk (see map).

Dogs are welcome here and can be exercised off-lead, provided they do not enter the water. Please pick up after your dog.

The quintessentially English 16th century 'Peacock' pub, is just a few minutes drive away.

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