The former rail line from Three Bridges is now a shared use route for walkers, horse riders and cyclists, part of the National Cycle Route 21 from London to Eastbourne via Gatwick Airport.
It is mostly rural and part is designated Country Park (bylaws apply). It links to a path to Imberhorne School. It is easily accessed by rail stations including Three Bridges and Crawley and joins a cycle route to Crawley town centre and National Cycle Route 20 to Brighton and Hove. At East Grinstead, a signed route links to the Forest Way Country Park shared use route, which continues into East Sussex.
National Cycle Route 20 links paths from Furnace Green to Pease Pottage, through Tilgate Park and across the M23 to the surrounding forest paths.
The Avenue Verte route is an Anglo-French project to sign and promote a route to cycle between London and Paris. Part of this route runs through Crawley along National Cycle Route 21.
This is a signed route from Crawley Town Centre to Horsham, going through Goffs Park, across the A23 into Gossops Green, along the Mill Pond, crossing the railway line, passing Ifield West playing fields as far as Wimlands Lane outside Horsham.
The connection into Horsham has yet to be completed. Extra care should be taken if approaching the Horsham northern bypass.
Maps can be viewed online and ordered from Sustrans. Go to www.sustrans.org.uk .
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