SWC Walk 39 – Amberley to Pulborough
Length: 19.7 km (12.2 mi)
Ascent/Descent: 450 m; Net Walking Time: ca. 4 ¾ hours
Toughness: 6 out of 10
Take the 09.32 Southampton Central & Bognor Regis train from Victoria, arriving Amberley at 10.55 (you have to be in the rear part of the train, as it splits in Horsham).
Buy an Amberley return. Network RC not valid on this service!
Return trains: xx.23 and xx.55 to 18.23, then 19.01, 19.34, 19.59, 20.35, 21.35, 22.37, 23.08.
This walk has not had an outing for a few years (the last time the train was cancelled) and the text has not been revised for almost 10 years. We will take the opportunity…
This walk starts with a climb up out of Amberley village and the Arun valley onto the crest of the South Downs following the South Downs Way (SDW) on a wide chalky track for 5 km to Bignor Hill, with magnificent views on a fine day. Leaving the SDW, it descends to lunch at a remote rural pub, the (once great) White Horse in Sutton. In the afternoon it routes through the flatter and more wooded Rother valley, coming to a tea stop by the lovely medieval bridge at Stopham. From there it’s a couple of km to Pulborough station.
Next Week: Haslemere Circular (SWC 144 Option)