Chiltington Lane

welcome to Chiltington Lane

by C L Scribbler - (thanks to all of you who came to our 2016 Christmas party and who gave so generously to the selected local charity. The gathering seemed to finish so quickly, but it was lovely to meet some newcomers for the first time. And among other things at the close of the evening after nearly everyone had left and a new visitor rang the bell - "I thought that was the start time not the end time" - those who still remained in the now bigger seeming kitchen learned a lot in an illuminating conversation about the intricacies and possible futures of the local permissiive bridleways...)

What can you say about a short stretch (about a mile) of quiet English country lane in East Sussex which leads nowhere, nothing ever happens, and not many people live?

This is my 10th year of living here and as I work from home in about the middle of this lane I thought I'd make a little list. This and the stories connected will be shared with you on this blog in the months ahead. To give you a taste of what's to come tentative topics include:-

Man in a hat (Cyrano)

Catching the iron horse

a sticky trek to Blackcap

We're Singing in the Lane

B&B's in and about the lane

Our little Roman winterbourne

Clippety clop - the hum of traffic

Where inexactly is Chiltington Lane?

Lanes which feed into Chiltington Lane

the Bridges of Chiltington Lane (unfinished)

Snatches of cyclists' conversations breezing by

Other web sites which talk about Chiltington Lane

Oh what fun we had when they resurfaced the road

Pubs you can walk to easily and not so easily from here

Where does the dotted Roman Road cross Chiltington Lane?

What to tell visitors and delivery drivers when it might be raining

Chiltington Lane - coming from Highrbidge - yes this really is the home page
......... on railway side of the lane  looking west picture by Laura Huggett

Stepping off the lane near Southover Cottage and looking westward towards the South Downs. Photo by Laura Huggett (September 2016). Laura was born in nearby Clayton and has been walking through Chiltington Lane to visit relatives in the lane for 10 years.

Where inexactly is Chiltington Lane?
A rustic blog of lost and found navigation.

Even before you saw this web site you may already have been thinking - what a charming and delightful place Chiltington Lane is. How can I spend more time looking around the area if I don't live nearby or know someone who does? Well - you don't have to compromise by staying as far away as Lewes... b and b
B&B's in and about Chiltington Lane

In Chiltington East in '16
the strangest idea we had seen
caused much alarm
a planned caviar farm
wordwashed in soothsayer green

(looks like a happy ending may be in sight)
for sale sign at the gate of contentious caviar farm site in East Chiltington
Wrong thing, wrong place

Man in a hat (Cyrano)

"He said the hat makes him easy to find ..."
Man in a hat (Cyrano)