BOAT: Tubwell Lane

Location: Tubwell Ln, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6, UK
  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Location: Crowborough, East Sussex.
  • OS Explorer Map 135, 'Ashdown Forest'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: TQ539294
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 04' 30" E000 19' 40"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: TQ531291
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 04' 00" E000 18' 20"
  • To see: not much.  
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!

Tubwell Lane, at least the section of it which is classed as a byway, starts on a tarmac/concrete surface heading uphill and northbound from Treblers Road. Completely unremarkable, the surface passes a nursery (if memory serves) on its way uphill where the surface changes to gravel and passes through one of the railway sleeper barriers peculiar to this area to deter fly tipping scum.

On passing a substantial Victorian house the lane curves abruptly to the west and takes the path of the main stretch of Tubwell Lane. This is little more than an unadopted driveway past some cottages and, with the houses behind you, and another barrier in front, the lane proper begins. The actual greenlane is no more than a short stretch (around 300m or so) of earthen surface through woodland before re-emerging at a third sleeper barrier onto the driveway of Tubwell Farm. The byway finally ends on Hadlow Down Road.

This byway isn't really worth going out of your way to drive, but worth a go if you happen to be passing.

A typical railway sleeper barrier, common in this area.

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