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United Kingdom
State: South East England
Population: 99,700
Major roads: M 23
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Crawley is a town in England.

Crawley is a town and local government district with Borough status in West Sussex, England. It is 28 miles (45 km) south of Charing Cross (London), 18 miles (29 km) north of Brighton and Hove, and 32 miles (51 km) northeast of the county town of Chichester, covers an area of 17.36 square miles (44.96 km2) and had a population of 99,744 at the time of the 2001 Census.

Hitching out

North towards London Gatwick

It is entirely possible to walk to London Gatwick Airport. It would take approximately 30 minutes from the town center. Head directly North through an industrial estate called 'Manor Royal' and walk down a service road called 'Perimeter Road East' until you get to the terminal. Alternatively take the National Cycle Network path on the Eastern side of the A23 for a more scenic route.

South towards Brighton

The best way of exiting Crawley towards Brighton is to get on to the M 23. Pease Pottage village has a service station that can be used to head South. It is possible to get here by exiting Crawley town center southwards until getting to the football stadium, turn left and Pease Pottage is at the top of the hill. Walking time around 30 - 45 minutes.

East towards East Grinstead

Accommodation and Sleep

Wild camping is possible in Tilgate Forest, a large wooded area to the South-East of the town. It is most easily accessible from the 'Tilgate' district of Crawley following signs for Tilgate Park and Golf course.

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