The Vanguard Way Blog has been started to complement the Vanguard Way official website: The Vanguard Way is a 66 mile, long distance footpath between East Croydon (South London) and the South Coast port of Newhaven.
Primarily we hope to record interesting sightings along the Vanguard Way with an emphasis on flora and fauna and other 'natural' phenomena. To offer a contribution, please email We will be interested to receive details of what has been sighted, where and when, together with a photo if available.

Thursday 8 October 2020

In the last two months many walkers have contacted us about walking and completing the Vanguard Way. Congratulations to everyone who is on the way to and has completed the walk

August 2020

Christof and Rui are planing to walk the VW. We hope you are successful 

Thanks to Mary Ann, the Countryside Access Officer at Surrey County Council who has agreed to help with a new fingerpost at Cernes Farm and the overgrowth of vegetation around FP472 on the Titsey Estate

September 2020

Congratulations to John and Jane on completing the Vanguard Way in 5 days with their interesting overnight stays. It’s good that weather was a plus and a great choice of the Vanguard Way after the Camino Frances!

Richard is looking to run the Vanguard Way in a shorter time than Jonny Muir in 2013 (10hr 27m) in October 

Daniel has completed the Vanguard Way in an amazingly quick time and added the information to the website and given us detailed information about parts of the Vanguard way. This is always useful.

Gary and Julian who are ‘delighted to have finished the Vanguard Way finding it a really enjoyable and interesting route with stunning scenery, especially between Forest Row and Buxted’.

Alison also completed the Vanguard Way over three Saturdays in September. It was good to hear how much you enjoyed it in the fine weather. Here’s hoping your exploration of the The London Loop and The Capital Ring go well.

Phil and his companion ran and ‘shuffled’ along the Vanguard way in 2 days! Let's hope your recovery is good. Thanks for the information about a blocked footpath

Good wishes to Sylvia and your planned walk.

The Vanguard Way can be found on Travel Log Lewes who added the VGW to their website

Thanks also to Chris about the bus information around Buxted and information about Community Transport Lewes  


There are reports of  cliff erosion around Coastguard  Cottages at the southern end but the beach can still be accessed and there are diversion signs around the back the cable hut. Beware of the changing tide!