SWC Walk 11: Amberley Circular with possible Arundel Extension T=3.11
Distance: 11.1 Miles or 17.8 km for those more metrically minded (or 15.1 miles/24.2 km with extension)
Difficulty: 5 out of 10
Train: Take the 9:36 AM Southhampton/Bognor Regis train from London Victoria (stopping at Clapham Junction at 9:42 and East Croydon at 9:53), arriving at Amberley at 10:55. Return trains from Amberley are at 18:17; 18:59; 19:29; 20:30 and 21:30 and from Arundel at 18:12; 18:54; 19:24; 20:25; 21:25. Buy a day return to Amberley or Arundel, if planning on doing the extension.
This walk always makes a very enjoyable day out with a gentle start along the foot of the Downs just above a wetlands preserve and a dramatic finish following the ridge of the Downs back to Amberley. It is also possible to extend the walk by doing the last leg of SWC Walk 100
along the Arun River to Arundel.
If conditions merit, those of a more adventurous nature could defer the start of the extension with a stop at the always charming Bridge Inn near Amberley Station and complete this final segment in the light of a near full moon. You can find more information about the walk and download the walk instructions here
and the extension here
The recommended lunch spot is the Crown Inn
(01903 742 625) in Cootham (5.5 miles/8.2 km into the walk).
Tea and other late afternoon refreshments can be had at the Bridge Inn
near Amberley Station.
Enjoy the walk!