GMT 4 – North beyond Chailey

By: snowgood

Jan 25 2020

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Category: adventure, Walking


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During a crazy week at work the Greenwich Meridian Trail was on my mind.

I couldn’t wait to don my boots and pick up where I left off last week.

Roz dropped me off outside Chailey Stud Equestrian Centre, and headed off towards Sheffield Park to park the car (and make her walk a little easier).

All I had to do was cross the road and head down Coldharbour Lane, at the improbably good starting time of 10:52 am.

Now that I’m reporting it’s occurred to me that I have no idea what “Coldharbour” actually means.

A quick search suggests these were unmanned primitive shelters (without food or creature comforts) where weary travellers could rest.

That’s all very well, but what about the origins of the name? Col d’arbre could be the originally term.  A french term which can be translated as “ridge of trees”.

Before I go perhaps I can fill you in on the two miles to the Wowo campsite (just west of Sheffield Park).

All was good and easy to navigate until the route scythed diagonally across towards the A275.  What was marked as a path was more like scrubland – devoid of any clear direction.

Even so I ended up finding exactly the right crossing, then skirted around a farm before coming across several 3 tier electric fences, blocking the right of way!

I got over okay, but some ramblers would have been rather inconvenienced.

Soon I met up with Roz and Rowena who skipped the first 4km.





2 comments on “GMT 4 – North beyond Chailey”

  1. How often does someone complete the whole trail?

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