Notice to attendees of Sussex Mega 2020
The listed parking coordinates are primarily for visitors to the Bluebell Railway, but is also suitable for a small amount of walkers and cachers. To avoid over-crowding this car park and to ensure genuine railway visitors can still park, please consider walking to the series from Ardingly Showground, starting from #10 during the mega week.
The walk and caches
This walk is about three miles (5.3 km) with 17 traditional caches including the church micro. There are also three multi caches on route. The route will take you on a walk around the Bluebell Railway and the surrounding area. The terrain is varied with some steep climbs, uneven surfaces, and stiles. I have tried to avoid leaving caches in areas where trainspotters usually loiter and the paths are usually very quiet, so you shouldn't have many issues with muggles. All the caches in this series are micros, but the multi caches (hidden by Flatcoat Walker and Andy33) are large enough for trackables and swag.
The Bluebell Railway
The Bluebell Railway is a preserved railway line running between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead. The railway started running services in August 1960 after the line was previously axed. It is now run by the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society. The Bluebell has regularly been filmed for TV, films, and other media such as Downtown Abbey, The Railway Children, and an advert for the Smart Forfour.
A timetable for trains can be found on the Bluebell Railway website.
Parking can be found near the first cache. This parking area is owned by the Bluebell Railway, but is often used by walkers and train-spotters who do not ride on the trains. The postcode for the car park is RH17 7BB. Please do not park in the road on the way to the car park. It has more than enough space, even on the busiest days. There is no charge for parking.
Over half of this series of caches has no or limited mobile signal on most mobile networks. Due to this I advise that you download the caches before you even reach the car park if you intend to use a mobile phone, as you may not even receive signal here.