Rowlands Castle Circular walk
A demanding walk, first through park- and woodland, then through the remote westerly valleys of the South Downs
25.5 km (15.9 miles)/677 m
9 out of 10.
Landranger 197 (Chichester & the South Downs), Explorer OL8 - Chichester (formerly 120).
This demanding West Sussex walk in the undulating western part of the South Downs is characterised initially by a mixture of park- and woodland, then steep lonely valleys and some far views to the main South Downs Ridge.
A shortcut around lunch cuts 9.4 km and 307m ascent/descent (rated 4/10).
Bus Service 54 (Petersfield – Chichester) runs through the walk area, serving West Marden (the early lunch stop) and Compton (the late lunch/early tea stop), about every two hours, Mon-Sat, to late afternoon.
|Travel||Take the train closest to 9.00 hours for the full and the extended walk, and the train closest to 10.00 for the short walk.|
The Victoria Inn Locksash Lane, West Marden PO18 9EN (023 9263 1330). Open 12.00-14.30 and 18.00-22.30 Tue-Fri, 12.00-23.00 Sat and 12.00-22.00 Sun. Food served 12.00-14.00 and 18.30-20.45 Tue-Thu, 12.00-14.30 and 18.30-20.45 Fri-Sat and 12.00-16.00 Sun. Located 6.3 km (3.9 mi) into the walk
The Village Shop and Tea Room The Square, Compton. PO18 9HA (023 9263 1144). Shop opening times are 08.00-17.30 Mon-Sat and 08.00-16.30 Sun. Tea Room opening times are 08.00-16.30 Mon-Sat and 08.00-15.30 Sun. Located 8.7 km (5.4 mi) into the short walk and 7.4 km (4.6 mi) from the end of all walk options.
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Out (not a train station)
Back (not a train station)
National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline (bus times): 0871 200 22 33 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234
May-17 Thomas G
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