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 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.
Map and Booklet
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
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.
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.
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.
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.