TRESPASS WALK IV – SATURDAY AUGUST 21 – ‘THE GREENWAY MILLER’S TRAIL’ – “PROBABLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RIVERBANK WALK IN SUSSEX” – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [RETURN BY 1PM APPROX]

TRESPASS WALK IV – SATURDAY AUGUST 21 – ‘THE GREENWAY MILLER’S TRAIL’ – “PROBABLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RIVERBANK WALK IN SUSSEX” – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [RETURN BY 1PM APPROX]

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Crawley Greenway [Ifield/Langley Green section]

 

 

 

Ifield Brook Meadows – showing registered WSCC Public Footpaths [in purple] + Ifield Brook and Mill Race/Ifield Mill Stream [in blue]

 

THE ROUTE

 

Hat-Tip: Karen

 

The Plough at Midday

 

New flowers planted under the Ash tree [opposite the Plough]

 

Olde Plough Cottage and Harrow Cottage

 

Old Vicarage

 

St Margaret’s 13th century Parish Church – and War Memorial – in Ifield Village

 

 

 

William Frederick Drughorn [1895-1916] – see War Memorial – “What If?”

 

 

 

 

Lychgate Cottages

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Geraint Thomas [17/03/1950 – 27/11/2019]

Geraint Thomas [1950-2019]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fence where once was a bridge – and there the Mill Race [Ifield Mill Stream] joins Ifield Brook which joins the River Mole and finally the River Thames
Mill Race for Mingus Mill – 1896

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Robert Stass

 

 

 

 

 

The Friendly Dragon of Ifield Brook Meadows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Alex Cameron – 21/08/2021 – The Gladman/Bovis Maples development

 

Photo by Alex Cameron – 21/08/2021

 

 

Photo by Cathy Durrant – 21/08/2021 – Without bridges, discovering “probably the most beautiful riverbank in Sussex” can only be achieved by those with a sense of humour who are prepared to get wet – sometimes very wet!

 

 

 

 

 

Comma butterfly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM IFIELD MILL POND CATCH THE NO. 2 BUS TO IFIELD SHOPPING PARADE [01, 13, 25, 37] – OR WALK BACK THROUGH IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS TO THE PLOUGH