Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Underhill Lane (bridlepath)

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50°54'35"-00°09'04" show decimal

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Underhill Lane (bridlepath)
Clayton, West Sussex

How to get here from High Park Farm:

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Road: Head north along Ditchling Road. The road weaves its way down the hillside until you eventually reach a crossroads at its foot, where you turn left onto Underhill Lane. Follow the (narrow) lane through to Clayton. (2.9 miles, 6m) +

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General Directions to get to this location.

Parking Details

You can park on the road outside the church.

Where to walk

Walk east from the church, and the bridlepath is on the right-hand side. Follow the path up the hill and then pass through the gate onto the hills.

 

Access: publicStatus: uncertainTrack

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Photograph taken: 16th April 2007 by Chuck Foster

The War Games (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 31 Mar 1969
The ambulance is ambushed in the Civil War Zone.

 

Additional Notes:

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It isn't entirely clear if this is the same track, or if the original was elsewhere on the hills and subsequently gone. Being the hills are quite steep it seems unlikely the ambulance would have been driven much further away!

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableHillside

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th April 2007 by Chuck Foster

The War Games (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 28 Mar 1969
Jamie returns to the Civil War Zone ...

 

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Photograph taken: 16th April 2007 by Chuck Foster

The War Games (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 28 Mar 1969
... but is spotted by a soldier ...

 

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Photograph taken: 16th April 2007 by Chuck Foster

The War Games (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 28 Mar 1969
... so Jamie has to run!

 

Additional Notes:

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The sequence following, where Jamie meets up with Lady Jennifer, is also filmed on these hills, but it wasn't possible to work out exactly where in amongst the humps and bumps - if not eroded away of course!

Other nearby locations:

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High Park Farm (The War Games). Road (2.9 miles, 6m) : Head east along Underhill Lane. When you reach the crossroads, turn right into Ditchling Road and follow it as it weaves up the hill. Once at the top High Park Farm will eventually appear on the left hand side of the road, just before a forest. Parking Limited, by farm gate.

Routes to more distant locations:

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Furnace Pond (Terror of the Zygons). Road (14.5 miles, 22m) : Head past the church to the end of the road, then turn left. Follow the A273 to its end, and then head north on the A23 towards London. Exit at Bolney and head west along the A272 to Cowfold. At Cowfold, turn right on the roundabouts onto the A281, then continue onto Crabtree. Mill Lane will be on the right. Parking The lane is quite narrow and there is nowhere to park up by the pond. There is a parking area outside numbers 18-23, and you can then walk down to the bridlepath (on the left).

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Sheepcote Valley (The War Games): 5.79 miles.

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Brighton Beach (The Leisure Hive): 6.26 miles.

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St Mary's House and Gardens (Silver Nemesis): 7.18 miles.

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Telscombe Cliffs (The Trial of a Time Lord ("Mindwarp")): 9.26 miles.

Related Stories

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The War Games [28,30 Mar 1969]: The Civil War Zone

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