Probably one of the most elegant viaducts in Britain found in Balcombe

Situated in West Sussex just a 25 minute drive from //”> you will find lovely countryside and village of Balcombe, this is where you can visit (also called Balcombe Viaduct) carries the London-Brighton Railway Line over the River Ouse in Sussex. The crossing, which is north of Haywards Heath and south of Balcombe, was completed in 1841.The structure is a Grade II listed building and was restored in 1996 with grants from the Railway Heritage Trust and English Heritage. Matching stone was imported from France, to ensure a close match with the existing balustrades and pavilions. The viaduct is still used, with around 110 trains per day passing over it on the Brighton Main Line.The Ouse Valley Viaduct is an icon of Sussex. Built in 1841, it is a magnificent structure with 37 arches, set amidst the beautiful rolling countryside of Sussex. The viaduct – which took 11 million bricks to build – will be familiar to anyone who has taken the London to Brighton train. And it looks even better from ground level! This walk starts in Balcombe and finishes in Haywards Heath, both easy to reach by bus or train (but it should be by train really for this walk!)

pop into Balcombe for lunch or afternoon tea.