14 – Robertsbridge to Etchingham

A 3 mile linear walk from Robertsbridge rail station to Echtingham rail station in East Sussex forming the 14th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This fairly easy stroll is mainly through fields, with lovely views of the distinctive oak trees of the wooded valley of the River Rother. The return leg can be completed with a single 5 minute train journey.


This is the shortest and also one of the most rural of all the walks that make up the Sussex Hospices Trail. Underfoot you are walking on clay which can be muddy. There are a few stiles and there may be livestock in some of the fields. Allow 2 hours.



Accessing the Trail

There are several ways to follow the Trail!

On paper

You can download and print the PDF leaflet for your walk at the top of this page. These include turn-by-turn directions, photos and a simplified map. For extra safety, we recommend that you carry an Ordnance Survey map of the area too.

On an app

The walks can be found on the free AllTrails App. They are already downloaded and the directions are in the section called Waypoints.

This version of AllTrails will work as long as there is an internet (3G/4G) signal.

Note: within the AllTrails App you have the option to pay a subscription to upgrade to AllTrails Pro. This gives you the ability to follow the guides without using any internet data in areas where there is no 3G/4G coverage.

On a GPS device

If you have a Garmin or another GPS-based App e.g. the Ordnance Survey App, you can download the GPX File for your chosen walk from our website to use on these devices. (Please note that the GPX Files are for personal use only and must not be published on any other platform)