Start: Croydon

Finish: Newhaven

OS 1:25 000 maps: 122, 123, 135, 146, 147, 161

Length: 106 km (66 miles)

Notes and links

A route from the London suburbs to the south coast, via Ashdown Forest and the Cuckmere valley. Along its southern section the route is paralleled by the Wealdway. From Croydon you can continue north along the Wandle Trail for 20 km (14 miles), following the river Wandle to join the Thames at Wandsworth.

Published guide

The Vanguards Rambling Club have a Vanguard Way website, which gives access to route descriptions as pdf files.

The route is shown on OS 1:25 000 maps.


The Vanguard Way - Walk started 05 February 2011.


The route is waymarked.