SWC 100 - Arundel and Amberley
Length: 16 km (10 miles) Longer options between 12 and 14 miles available
Toughness: 4 out of 10; 7 out of 10 if climbing up onto the South Downs
: 10-06 hrs Portsmouth Harbour / Bognor train. C.J 10-12 hrs; E.C 10-23 hrs
: 11-26 hrs Return
: Arundel: 12 and 46 mins past the hour
Return: Amberley to Victoria: 17 mins past the hour Rail ticket
: buy a day return to Arundel
We have the chance to mix and match a number of TO Book and SWC walks today, but I am going to suggest the following:
Starting with SWC 100
- Arundel and Amberley - we will head out along the River Arun's
riverside path (could be muddy) for about 1 km before we divert away from the river to Warningcamp Hill, then the village of Wepham and on to Burpham
for lunch at the popular George Inn.
A number of places will be booked for us.
After lunch we will reverse the Book 1- Arundel to Amberley Walk 32
, which takes us back along the river Arun to the village of South Stoke
, with its quaint little church, then a route above the river into Arundel Park
, then down through the Park to the centre of Arundel, passing Arundel Castle and the Roman Catholic Cathedral on the way, for tea in Arundel,
before the short walk to the railway station for your twice hourly journey back to London.
Today's proposed route does not take us up onto the South Downs, but if you would like a more strenuous walk over the Downs, after Burpham you could switch to Book 1 Walk 32's afternoon leg, or alternatively reverse the Book 2 Walk 22
opening leg up onto the Downs, before your descent to Amberle
y. Or you could divert to North Stoke.......anything and everything goes today ! Just hope the weather is kinder to us today than when we did a version of this walk exactly one year ago - when it rained heavily for most of the day.
Walk Directions here: L=swc.100