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A Description of Travels in Sussex During the early 1900s

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RAILWAY ROUTES
LONDON TO EASTBOURNE BY OXTED AND HEATHFIELD
Only slow trains, with possible change of carriage, by this route; the Eastbourne expresses run by Three Bridges and Lewes. After Croydon the long ascent between the northern slopes of the Surrey Downs extends to Woldingham Tunnel. Wide views and retrospect of the Downs. Oxted (20 m.) (church and village right).
Edenbridge (25 m.).
Hever.
Cowden. The line crosses the Kent water and enters Sussex. Ashurst (Infant Medway right). Eridge (35 m.) (a good centre from which to explore north-east Sussex). Rotherfield. Mayfield (scenery reminiscent of Devon). Hailsham (49 m.) for Hurstmonceux. Polegate. Eastbourne (57 m.).
LONDON TO SEAFORD BY EAST GRINSTEAD AND LEWES
(To Oxted above.) Lingfield (picturesque village and well-known racing headquarters.) West Hoathly (34 m.). (Ashdown Forest left). Horsted Keynes. Newick. Lewes (50 m.). Newhaven (56 m.). Seaford (59 m.).
LONDON TO BRIGHTON BY REDHILL AND THREE BRIDGES
This is the line of the fast expresses, and in the summer one of the busiest 50 miles of railway in the kingdom. Croydon. Purley. Merstham. Redhill (20 m.). Express Trains pass to the left of this station (fine views). Horley. Gatwick (race-course, right). A long climb over the Forest Ridge followed by a drop to the Ouse viaduct (St. Saviour's College, Ardingley, left). Hayward's Heath (37 m.) (a suburban growth). Wivelsfield. Burgess Hill (Ditchling Beacon, left front). Hassocks (43 m.) (Clayton Tunnel). Preston Park. Brighton (50 m.).
LONDON TO SHOREHAM AND WORTHING
Sutton (15 m.) (an outlier of villadom). Ewell. Epsom (18 m.). Ashtead. Leatherhead (22 m.). The scenery rapidly improves and before reaching Box Hill Station attains much beauty. Dorking (26 m.). Holmwood (31 m.) (Leith Hill, right, conspicuous by its tower). Capel. Horsham (40 m.). Christ's
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