- Three Bridges Station (start) - TQ288369
- Crawley Down (mid-point) - TQ346374
- East Grinstead Station (finish) - TQ388382
For use by
Walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Worth Way is accessible where it passes through Crawley, East Grinstead and Crawley Down. It meets many other footpaths along its length.
The resurfacing work on Worth Way will be completed and the route fully reopened by Saturday 2 September. For your own safety please do not attempt to access the work area until this time.
Resurfacing and drainage works are due to start 11 August 2017 between Cob Close and Gullage. Sections of the path will be closed for health and safety reasons whilst these works are carried out. The paths around Crawley Down Pond will also be improved.
The planned works were due to commence on 24 July 2017 but have been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. When the works do commence they will last approximately three weeks dependent on weather.
Please keep an eye on our twitter feed and on site signage which will be updated as works progresses.
All of Worth Way is surfaced and largely follows the route of the disused railway line from Three Bridges to East Grinstead. Some sections are on the road network.
- By road: The AA
- For details of public transport, visit our public transport pages, or call Traveline.
- OS 1:25,000 Explorer series: 134,135
- OS 1:50,000 Landranger series: 187
About Worth Way
The leaflet has more information about the route, its history and a map.
Since the closure of the railway in the 1960s, much of it has been colonised by trees such as ash and silver birch. Where chalk was used in the construction of the railway, chalk-loving plants such as Guelder Rose, Common Spotted Orchid, Twayblade and wild strawberry now flourish.
Worth Way offers a green corridor for wildlife, connecting different habitats together. Birdsong to listen out for includes the calls of the Chiffchaff and Nuthatch. At Crawley Down Pond there is even the chance of a glimpse of a kingfisher.
Butterflies to look out for include Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Skipper and, in June, the White Admiral. Bats can sometimes be seen at dusk. Adders, Grass Snakes and Common Lizards bask in the sunny glades along the old trackside.
A small section of the Forest Way is also within West Sussex and is managed by WSCC. More information on the Forest Way is on the East Sussex County Council website.