the downs link stages 4 and 3 ...
henfield - partridge green - west grinstead - southwater - christs hospital - slinfold - rudgwick
The beautiful, but very inquisitive horse in the foreground came over to the path to see us. The three of us spent a few minutes together before we continued cycling on our way. Not the horse I must add!
An excerpt from Ghosts of Railways Past -
'West Grinstead was always a pretty station made rather quaint by the banks on either side. It was lit by paraffin Tilley lamps. It had an interesting goods yard with a cattle loading bay and facilities for handling horse boxes. With the hunt kennels and national stud there was quite a lot of horse traffic.'
An old carriage stands in the former goods yard. Inside houses a small selection of railway memorabilia.
The original signal still stands, alongside an empty platform; a ghostly reminder of times past.