Bluebell walk at Standen

Walking trail

A moderate walk that takes in the whole Standen estate and wider countryside. This walk takes you through Rockinghill Wood where you can see the incredible displays of bluebells and spring flowers.

Please note normal admission applies to enter the property and car park

Dogs welcomed, but must be kept on leads when near livestock and along the drive from the car park.

Standen Rockinghill in spring


Ordnance Survey map of Rockingham and Hollybush Woods circular trail


Standen car park, grid ref: TQ391356


Walk out of Standen through the entrance gate and turn right, at the Rockinghill Wood sign, approximately 15 yards from the gate. Go through the gate into the field and continue straight ahead down the hill, then left on a well trodden path.

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Leave the field via a wooden kissing gate and go straight ahead into Rockinghill Wood.

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Go straight ahead to the boardwalk and walk along it. There is an old storage pond to your right.

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At the end of the boardwalk, at a memorial seat, you may either turn downhill to the right, to a junction of paths after about 125 yards, or venture further straight ahead (adding just less than a quarter of a mile to the total length of the walk). If you go straight ahead you will enter an area which feels more remote, but the path is clear ahead. It turns right at another memorial seat, and then right again, at the corner of a large pond. You then follow the winding path through the wood to join the short route mentioned above.

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At the three way fingerpost near marker (H) turn left by the fingerpost (go straight ahead if you have come down the shorter route).

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The path winds by a boardwalk into a gully. After a short while take the path to the right down steep steps and over two bridges. You will catch sight of Standen Farm across the field. Cross a plank bridge and bear right to continue to follow the clear path. You will see a vineyard in a field to your right, before you cross one more bridge and come to a ‘T’ junction of paths by a pond.

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Turn right and after 20 yards go through a metal kissing gate into the field

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Standen car park, grid ref: TQ391356

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Bluebell walk at Standen


Much on boardwalks, but very muddy in places, one long steep slope and several small hills. Several stiles, a few steep steps and uneven ground.

Bluebell walk at Standen

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Bluebell walk at Standen

How to get here

Standen, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4NE
By train

East Grinstead station 2.5 miles (4km).

By road

2 miles (3.2km) south of East Grinstead, signposted from town centre and B2110 (Turners Hill Road). Postcode for Sat Nav: RH19 4NE.

By bus

Metrobus 84 stops at the end of the drive, ½ mile (0.8km) walk to reception, no service on Sundays.

By bicycle

2 miles (3.2km) south of East Grinstead town centre. National Cycle Network 21, 1.25 miles (2km).

Bluebell walk at Standen

Facilities and access

  • Café, toilets and shop at Standen (admission applies)
  • Standen car park not open outside of opening hours
  • Dogs on leads welcome