mossy roots

mossy roots

Amberley to Arundel

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Scene through trees

Scene through trees

Amberley to Arundel

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zigzag track

zigzag track

Amberley to Arundel

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Walkers and deer

Walkers and deer

The deer had been disturbed by a shooting party, not us. Look how far behind I was, though Amberley to Arundel

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Tree in Burpham

Tree in Burpham

Amberley to Arundel

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Wetness

Wetness

Looking back along the Arun. Amberley to Arundel

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Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle

Amberley to Arundel

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Amberley to Arundel Walk

South Downs in the morning, then follows the river Arun to Historic Arundel (Castle, Cathedral)

Amberley, Wild Flowers & Arundel Castle

Length

14.5 km (9 miles) 4 hours 30 minutes. For the whole outing including trains, sights and meals allow at least 9 and a half hours.

Maps

OS Landranger Map No. 197. OS Explorer Map OL10 (formerly 121). Amberley, map reference TQ 026118, is in West Sussex, 9km north of Littlehampton.

Toughness

5 out of 10

Features

This is a very beautiful and not too strenuous Downs walk which starts with a slow gradual climb amongst a luxuriance of wild flowers throughout the summer months. It takes in the pretty village of Burpham for lunch. After lunch it meanders along the River Arun to Arundel allowing a visit to the castle for those who arrive before 4pm. Arundel is also remarkable for the fact that it contains 5 branches of Peglers, the specialist walking and expedition outfitters with their young and friendly staff.

Walk Options

It is possible to call a taxi from the lunchtime pub in Burpham to Arundel.

History

Amberley Museum (tel 01798 831370). This is a working museum which has an interesting collection of exhibitions related to bygone crafts and trades. It houses working craftspeople as well as a narrow gauge railway, vintage buses and a cafe.

Arundel Castle (tel 01903 883136). An impressive looking castle which has the unusual distinction of being both an ancient castle and a stately home. Special events are often organised here during summer weekends including Falconry Displays and re-enactments of battles.

Saturday Walkers Club

Take the train nearest to 9.00 am from Victoria Station to Amberley. Journey Time from Victoria 1 hour 22 minutes. Buy a cheap day return to Arundel.

By car

There is a station car park at Amberley. There are hourly trains back to Amberley daily.

Lunch

The suggested lunch place is The George and Dragon (tel 01903 883131), Burpham. Please note that this pub stops serving lunch at 2pm so take sandwiches if you think you could miss the deadline. The food is good but a little pricey.

Picnic Virtually anywhere along the route would be a good picnic spot.

Tea

There is a wonderful selection of tea places in Arundel. Saturday Walkers might like The Copper Kettle (tel 01903 883679),on Tarrant Street or for people on a tight budget the station also provides tea in polystyrene cups for 30p when the ticket office is open. There is a good selection of pubs in Arundel of which The Swan (tel 01903 882314) is probably the best - the landlord is welcoming and the food appears interesting and tasty.

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Book

An earlier version of this walk was published in Time Out Country Walks near London volume 2. We now recommend using this online version as the book is now dated.

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Trains

Out: (not a train station)

Back: (not a train station)

By Car

Start: BN18 9LR Directions then return to your car by train:

Finish: BN18 9PH Directions then travel to the start by train:

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Help

Start walking Large print Using GPS data

National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234

Version

Jun-17

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Walk Directions  

Full directions for this walk are in a PDF file (link above) which you can print, or download on to a Kindle, tablet, or smartphone.

This is just the introduction. This walk's detailed directions are in a PDF available from wwww.walkingclub.org.uk

Sorry, the sketch map they refer to is only in the book.