Worth Way Trail
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The Worth Way is a seven mile (11 km) route from Three Bridges to East Grinstead which follows the trackbed of an old railway line.
* Cycling! Flat, surfaced, wide path makes cycling easy!
* Geocaching! Numerous caches en route - much to the delight of our
daughter. Download the free app.
* Shade - much of the trail is through light woodland making for a cool
retreat in the summer months
* Wildlife! The Worth Way is home to a variety of birds and animals
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Wallage Lane, Crawley Down, Crawley, RH10 4NE
Choose from 4.3 km or 7 km routes (each way) or just go as far as you wish
All day, every day
The trail is generally flat, wide and surfaced. Whilst you can undertake the trail on foot, the flat route is definitely more interesting on wheels. Whilst the trail is pushchair-friendly, the surface is not completely smooth and is not suitable for scooters. The Worth Way is popular with dog walkers. Dogs can be exercised off-lead, provided they do not cause a nuisance to other people. Please pick up after your dog.
Both of the routes, outlined below, begin in the free car park opposite the old station (and Colas site) in Rowfant.
Option 1: Rowfant to Three Bridges
Access the Worth Way from the end of the car park and turn left, following the signs to Three Bridges. You can travel right to the end of the Worth Way or just as far as you and your family are comfortable with, before turning round and heading back the way you came.
It is necessary to travel through two residential roads as part of this route. Be assured that these are very quiet, and should not prove too much of a challenge to negotiate with your family. See map for the route through residential roads.
The path ends in a fairly busy, industrial area of Crawley. Please note, there is nowhere to buy refreshments nearby.
Option 2: Rowfant to East Grinstead
Access the Worth Way from the end of the car park and turn right, following the signs to East Grinstead. After a couple of hundred metres you will need to cross over the road, following the path up a small hill, which levels out fairly quickly. You can travel right to the end of the path or just as far as you and your family are comfortable with, before turning round and heading back the way you came.
It is necessary to travel through a few residential roads (in the village of Crawley Down) as part of this route. These are generally quite quiet, and should not prove too much of a challenge to negotiate with your family. See map for the route through residential roads. Refreshments can be purchased in Crawley Down or from the supermarket at the end of the trail (in East Grinstead).