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.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

July 2021

Allison comments on the growing of crops on the footpaths that are part of the VGW are noted


Patricia reported biking on the footpaths on Seaford Head and if ramblers comes across cyclists it would be good to let them know it is a footpath, not a cycle path. The South Downs National Park Authority need to be informed

Congratulations to Matt and friends who completed the VGW in two and a half days

The Weald Challenge Trail races have donated £649.50 to the VGW since 2017, 

Thanks to Nick for his offer to help with Selmeston FP. We hope you were able to contact East Sussex County Council and to Benedikt for letting us know the condition of the muddy path near Golden Cross Pub.


We hope the Surrey Walkers Club were successful in their 3-day walk of the VGW

August 21

Congratulations to Jim who ran the VGW as part pf his marathon challenge

Changes may be afoot at the southern end of the Vanguard Way. Keep you eye open  for finger posts along Mill Creek. Thanks to Tidemills for their work on the north side foot path here

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