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.

Sunday 10 October 2021

Summer 2021

May 2021

Thanks to David from the Kent and Surrey Golf & County club  for installing the waymark posts. Presently the club house is not open or refreshments

Near Ashurstwood some  discs have gone missing and we hope to replace them soon


Congratulations to Dan and Rachel , Christof and Jill on completing the Vanguard Way.  

Thanks to Matthew from East Sussex CC for all the work he puts in to support us maintain the Vanguard Way in East Sussex

Thanks to Brian for the information about section 7 and the fields with crops which affect the routes given the VGW. He can confirm places to find water.  One is by the Martello Tower where there are also toilets, which close about 6pm, but there is another toilet in the car park, just before you come to Seaford Sailing Club, which remain open late.

May 2021

Valerie and her walking group were looking to complete the route by public transport

June 2021

Stuart wrote about his VGW walk in 1985 and the changes he has noticed since then. We are very grateful for the eventual donation of his photo album to the VGW Club

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