Gravetye Estate, managed by William Robinson Gravetye Charity, is situated less than 4 miles away from the centre of East Grinstead.
The Charity offers free parking so that the public can enjoy unique woodland trails set in the High Weald Area of Natural Beauty. Please park in Vowels Lane Car Park (///boil.polar.rotate) and use our map to follow The William Robinson Woodland Trail, a 4.8km circuit that includes a tranquil lakeside walk and glimpses of Gravetye Manor’s famous wildflower meadows.
We have recently resurfaced paths near the lake but, due to Wealden clay, some areas are ‘sticky’ throughout the year and the terrain is hilly. If you would prefer a shorter more accessible trail, please start at our visitor parking bay, just before the entrance gates to Gravetye Manor.
We are working with local schools and volunteers to improve natural habitats for birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and plants. We hope that you will encounter plenty of Sussex wildlife during your visit and we would love to her about anything unusual that you see, just use this link.
The charity invests heavily each year in the upkeep of the estate and your donations, however small, are very welcome.
Every penny donated will be used towards the improvement of public footpaths and costs associated with helping school children to learn more about nature.