Bream Heritage Walk

A photo of Bream Cenotaph after restoration
A photo showing dancers at The Maypole at the New Inn, Bream
 photo of a path through wild garlic and bluebells in Noxon Park
An image showing Rail crossing at point 30
Bream Cenotaph after restoration
Bream Cenotaph
The Maypole at the New Inn, Bream
Noxon Park in Spring
Rail crossing at point 30
Near Whitecroft
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Bream Heritage Walk

A signed walk around Bream and District

The Bream Heritage Walk is a National Lottery Heritage funded 6.5 mile heritage trail around the villages of Bream and Whitecroft and the hamlets of Saunders Green and Brockhollands. It can be walked in one go in 3-4 hours or in less time in shorter sections.

The walk highlights some of the “Hidden Heritage” of the area. It uses public footpaths, pavements, quiet roads and Forestry England tracks.

The Start

The walk starts in the centre of the village of Bream at the crossroads near the village school. The postcode for Satnavs is GL15 6JW and the No 23 bus stops at the nearby West Dean Centre, where there is also car parking space. There is a wooden Bream Heritage Walk sign at the start.

Bream Heritage Walk - start sign
Bream Heritage Walk – start sign

Map and Booklet

An image showing the cover of the Bream Heritage booklet
Route booklet (version 2)

The booklet which includes the map can be picked up from several locations including SPAR and Sally’s Florist, both opposite the Start. Ask at the counter if you can not see them on the shelves. – See this post for more locations. Space in the booklet is limited so there is additional information available on the web pages.

Map of the route

Click the link (above) to view the map. The map will open in a new window to allow you to easily switch between the map and the web pages.
Click the DOWNLOAD button to download the map to your device.

O S Maps

Those of you that use the OS Maps app can follow the route on your phone. OS Maps will show your location on the route.

The full walk route:

Shortcut A: from Mill Hill, Bream, back to Bream Cenotaph using woodland and grass tracks.

Shortcut B: From Flourmill back to the Start using woodland and quiet roads.

GPS download of the route

You will need a GPS device that can load gpx files to make use of this download.


The no. 23 bus (Stagecoach) route runs through the centre of the walk, allowing shortcuts to be planned and hills to be avoided.


An image of a waymark disc
An example waymark disc

The route is marked with waymark discs which are numbered. The numbers correspond with locations on the map.


The web site menus at the top of each page link to information about each location.

Foresters’ Forest

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The Foresters’ Forest

The walk has been developed as part of the Foresters’ Forest programme, helping raise awareness and participation in the built, natural and cultural heritage that makes our Forest special.