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Amberley Circular walk

01-Mar-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Amberley Circular

Out along the foot of the South Downs above Wild Brook wetland to Storrington for lunch, and back along the ridge of the Downs.

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Amberley Circular via Arundel Park

A walk through Arundel Park to an attractive old town with a castle and cathedral, returning along the Arun Valley.

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Amberley to Arundel

11-Jan-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Amberley to Arundel

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

South Downs Chain from Barlavington Down

SWC Walk 39 - Amberley to Pulborough

22-Aug-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Amberley to Pulborough

The South Downs Way up a ridge and then across a couple of hills and through hanging woods in the morning. Then through the quiet West Weald and the Rother Valley with several heathery commons.

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19-Jul-10 • Sean O'Neill

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Arundel Circular

A walk in the low hills around the River Arun, returning through an attractive old town with a castle and cathedral

View northwards from Arundel Park

Amberley to Arundel walk

06-Jul-19 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Arundel to Amberley

Arundel Castle, its parkland, and the South Downs

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Arundel to Goring-by-Sea

The River Arun, the Angmering Park Estate and “Worthing's best kept secret” on Highdown Hill.

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SWC Walk 217 Midhurst Way: Arundel to Midhurst

04-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Arundel to Midhurst via Midhurst Way

Long walk though a remote and less visited part of the South Downs National Park

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Balcombe Circular

07-Oct-12 • moontiger on Flickr

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Balcombe Circular

Nymans Gardens (NT), and the ruins of Slaugham

Ardingly Reservoir

Balcombe Circular walk

11-Dec-05 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Balcombe Circular via Ardingly Reservoir

Two interlocking circular walks (one for Summer, one for Winter) around Balcombe, taking in Ardingly Reservoir, the Ouse Valley Viaduct, and fine Weald territory.

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24-May-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Balcombe to East Grinstead

Gentle wooded hills, Wakehurst Place Gardens (NT) and a reservoir

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13-Apr-18 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Balcombe to Horsham

Through the Weald to an old market town

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Berwick via Arlington Circular

Tranquil, quiet and gently undulating countryside with fine views of the downs and weald

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23-Mar-01 • lindsay_randle on Flickr

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Billingshurst to Amberley

Starts in gentle countryside, with the South Downs a thin line on the horizon, then via some steep hills and hidden valleys to finish on the crest of the South Downs with a panoramic view

Knepp Wildlands

13-Oct-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Christs Hospital to Billingshurst via Knepp Castle

Long flat walk with an emphasis on fauna in a re-wilding area, and passing several historic buildings.

East Grinstead Circular

"An interesting dovecote". Sean took one of this on another occasion. Which do you prefer? D.Allen Vivitar 5199mp

01-Jan-06 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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East Grinstead Circular

Two walks in classic Weald territory, with an optional visit to the National Trust property of Standen

Garden House and Pond of Broadhurst Manor

SWC Walk 27 - East Grinstead to Wivelsfield or Sheffield Park

06-Apr-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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East Grinstead to Wivelsfield or Sheffield Park

Long walk through area of bluebell-rich woodland then heathery commons, or shorter walk and return by steam train

Northerly View from The Trundle: Singleton and the Rother Valley through gap in South Downs main ridge

SWC Walk 239 Halnaker to Chichester via Cass Sculpture Park and Goodwood

05-Aug-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Halnaker to Chichester via Goodwood

Scenic steep chalk downlands around the Upper Lavant Valley, Cass Sculpture Park, the Goodwood Estate and unrivalled views from St. Roche's Hill

The Temple of Winds

Haslemere to Midhurst walk

08-May-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Haslemere to Midhurst via Henley

The Temple of the Winds on Black Down & lunch in idyllic hamlet with fine pub and evocative ruins of a fortified Tudor house on Cowdray Estate against the backdrop of the South Downs

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SWC Walk 48 Haslemere to Midhurst (via Lurgashall or Lickfold)

07-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Haslemere to Midhurst via Lurgashall

Black Down (heathland with views) and Temple of the Winds (viewpoint), Lurgashall (picturesque village with pub by the green), Cowdray Estate (romantic ruin by Polo Fields) and historic market town of Midhurst.

Black Down from Verdleyhill

SWC Walk 218 Haslemere to Midhurst (The Midhurst Way)

04-Jul-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Haslemere to Midhurst via Midhurst Way

Quiet hills and forests, 2 country pubs, and Cowdray Park.

Start of the Valley Ending

Hassocks to Upper Beeding walk

12-Aug-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Hassocks to Upper Beeding

3 steep hills with fine views before lunch at Devil's Dyke. A gentle ridge walk in the afternoon to Upper Beeding (short bus ride to Shoreham station)

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A Bluebell Railway train chugs by

06-Apr-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Haywards Heath Circular via Lindfield

A gently undulating walk in the low hills around the Ouse Valley.

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Ardingly Reservoir

14-Oct-12 • Sean O'Neill

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Haywards Heath to Balcombe via Ardingly

An undulating High Weald walk with a contrasting section alongside Ardingly Reservoir

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Haywards Heath to Balcombe via the Ouse valley

The rolling tree clad High Wield

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Through Stumblewood Common

23-Sep-11 • Sean O'Neill

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Horsted Keynes Circular

A varied walk from the deep wooded valleys of the High Weald to the elevated heathland of Ashdown Forest, with a section alongside the Bluebell Railway. Travel by bus

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Kingley Vale

A forest of ancient Yew trees, Devil's Humps (Bronze age burial mounds), chalk downland, and a steep climb to a viewpoint

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Littlehampton to Bognor Regis

Quiet coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and busier south coast resorts of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis

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17-May-16 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Chichester to West Wittering and East Head

A quiet canal, the shoreline of Chichester Harbour, West Wittering beach, and East Head spit. Return by bus.

Book 3, Walk 18, Petersfield to Rowlands Castle

Silent contemplation, 3 Feb '07

03-Feb-07 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Petersfield to Rowlands Castle

An easy southerly trek through East Hampshire.

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Parham House across the lake

10-Aug-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Pulborough Circular

Long but easy walk which explores the water meadows of the River Arun, with the South Downs as a dramatic backdrop.

View from the downs

Pulborough to Amberley walk

30-Jun-19 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Pulborough to Amberley

Historic Pulborough, gentle hills, a gem of a pub, an RSPB marshland, and up and over the South Downs to Amberley.

Horses in Field and Black Down

SWC Walk 294 - Pulborough to Halfway Bridge (via Tillington)

10-Aug-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pulborough to Halfway Bridge via Tillington

The Rother and Lod valleys, Littleworth and Sutton Common heathlands, South Downs views, Burton Park and three good pubs

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Petworth House from Upper Pond

08-Sep-12 • Sean O'Neill

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Pulborough to Petworth

Across the Arun valley and Greensand Hills to an attractive town with one of the National Trust's finest properties

Farm House in Rape Oilseed Field, from Locksash Lane

SWC Walk Rowlands Castle Circular

14-May-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Rowlands Castle Circular

A demanding walk, first through park- and woodland, then through the remote westerly valleys of the South Downs

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19-Apr-18 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Rowlands Castle Grand Circular

Long walk via Kingley Vale SSI, Beacon Hill, and the South Downs ridge

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Seaford Circular via Alfriston and Bishopstone

A new perspective on, and glorious panoramic views of, the South Downs.

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Worthing Pier

30-Mar-14 • Andrew Murphy

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Shoreham By Sea to Littlehampton

Varied coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and the busier south coast resorts of Worthing and Littlehampton

On the downs after lunch

Petersfield to Cocking walk

16-Jul-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Petersfield to Cocking

Follows the South Downs Way along the crest of the South Downs with good 360 degree views throughout.

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28-Jun-10 • Andrew Murphy

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Amberley to Cocking

South Downs Way along the ridge of the South Downs NP. Views in the morning, a forested trail in the afternoon. Travel by bus.

Chanctonbury Ring

SWC Walk 26 - South Downs Way: Amberley to Shoreham-by-Sea or Lancing

11-Mar-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Amberley to Shoreham By Sea or Lancing

A ridge walk along the South Downs Way, passing Chanctonbury Ring.

Purply-pink hues on the water

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29-Aug-03 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Southbourne to Chichester

The inlets of Chichester Harbour (best at high tide) and the historic Cathedral town.

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Near Uckfield

21-Mar-15 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Uckfield via Van Hoogstraaten's Path Circular

Undulating low Weald countryside via (now peaceful) path at the centre of a right-of-way battle

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Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield

07-Aug-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Wivelsfield to Haywards Heath

Fine views from the High Weald, the picturesque Sussex village of Cuckfield, and Borde Hill Garden.

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
West Sussex 11 Amberley Circular 18.3 5 300 Out along the foot of the South Downs above Wild Brook wetland to Storrington for lunch, and back along the ridge of the Downs. CJ EC V
West Sussex 361 Amberley Circular via Arundel Park 18.2 5 275 A walk through Arundel Park to an attractive old town with a castle and cathedral, returning along the Arun Valley. CJ EC V
West Sussex 22 Amberley to Arundel 14.5 5 200 South Downs in the morning, then follows the river Arun to Historic Arundel (Castle, Cathedral) CJ EC V
West Sussex 39 Amberley to Pulborough 25.7 8 525 The South Downs Way up a ridge and then across a couple of hills and through hanging woods in the morning. Then through the quiet West Weald and the Rother Valley with several heathery commons. CJ EC V
West Sussex 100 Arundel Circular 21.0 4 225 A walk in the low hills around the River Arun, returning through an attractive old town with a castle and cathedral CJ EC V
West Sussex 32 Arundel to Amberley 18.8 7 425 Arundel Castle, its parkland, and the South Downs CJ EC V
West Sussex 295 Arundel to Goring-by-Sea 14.5 3 175 The River Arun, the Angmering Park Estate and “Worthing's best kept secret” on Highdown Hill. CJ EC V
West Sussex 217 Arundel to Midhurst via Midhurst Way 31.8 9 750 Long walk though a remote and less visited part of the South Downs National Park CJ EC V
West Sussex 16 Balcombe Circular 17.6 5 325 Nymans Gardens (NT), and the ruins of Slaugham LB V
West Sussex 22 Balcombe Circular via Ardingly Reservoir 16.2 4 275 Two interlocking circular walks (one for Summer, one for Winter) around Balcombe, taking in Ardingly Reservoir, the Ouse Valley Viaduct, and fine Weald territory. LB V
West Sussex 34 Balcombe to East Grinstead 17.2 6 425 Gentle wooded hills, Wakehurst Place Gardens (NT) and a reservoir LB V
West Sussex 312 Balcombe to Horsham 27.0 7 425 Through the Weald to an old market town LB V
West Sussex 200 Berwick via Arlington Circular 12.6 1 100 Tranquil, quiet and gently undulating countryside with fine views of the downs and weald V
West Sussex 8 Billingshurst to Amberley 22.8 5 350 Starts in gentle countryside, with the South Downs a thin line on the horizon, then via some steep hills and hidden valleys to finish on the crest of the South Downs with a panoramic view CJ EC V
West Sussex 283 Christs Hospital to Billingshurst via Knepp Castle 27.1 4 150 Long flat walk with an emphasis on fauna in a re-wilding area, and passing several historic buildings. CJ EC V
West Sussex 40 East Grinstead Circular 17.6 5 250 Two walks in classic Weald territory, with an optional visit to the National Trust property of Standen CJ EC V
West Sussex 27 East Grinstead to Wivelsfield or Sheffield Park 31.6 8 550 Long walk through area of bluebell-rich woodland then heathery commons, or shorter walk and return by steam train CJ EC V
West Sussex 239 Halnaker to Chichester via Goodwood 22.9 7 475 Scenic steep chalk downlands around the Upper Lavant Valley, Cass Sculpture Park, the Goodwood Estate and unrivalled views from St. Roche's Hill CJ EC V
West Sussex 263 Haslemere to Midhurst via Henley 22.6 8 600 The Temple of the Winds on Black Down & lunch in idyllic hamlet with fine pub and evocative ruins of a fortified Tudor house on Cowdray Estate against the backdrop of the South Downs CJ W
West Sussex 48 Haslemere to Midhurst via Lurgashall 21.8 7 525 Black Down (heathland with views) and Temple of the Winds (viewpoint), Lurgashall (picturesque village with pub by the green), Cowdray Estate (romantic ruin by Polo Fields) and historic market town of Midhurst. CJ W
West Sussex 218 Haslemere to Midhurst via Midhurst Way 16.3 5 375 Quiet hills and forests, 2 country pubs, and Cowdray Park. CJ W
West Sussex 23 Hassocks to Upper Beeding 16.3 7 550 3 steep hills with fine views before lunch at Devil's Dyke. A gentle ridge walk in the afternoon to Upper Beeding (short bus ride to Shoreham station) TL CJ EC StP V
West Sussex 141 Haywards Heath Circular via Lindfield 19.0 4 200 A gently undulating walk in the low hills around the Ouse Valley. TL CJ EC StP V
West Sussex 174 Haywards Heath to Balcombe via Ardingly 15.8 5 275 An undulating High Weald walk with a contrasting section alongside Ardingly Reservoir TL CJ EC StP V
West Sussex 198 Haywards Heath to Balcombe via the Ouse valley 10.4 3 250 The rolling tree clad High Wield TL CJ EC StP V
West Sussex 132 Horsted Keynes Circular 17.8 5 325 A varied walk from the deep wooded valleys of the High Weald to the elevated heathland of Ashdown Forest, with a section alongside the Bluebell Railway. Travel by bus TL CJ EC StP V
West Sussex 32 Kingley Vale 7.2 1 175 A forest of ancient Yew trees, Devil's Humps (Bronze age burial mounds), chalk downland, and a steep climb to a viewpoint
West Sussex 212 Littlehampton to Bognor Regis 12.2 2 0 Quiet coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and busier south coast resorts of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis CJ EC V
West Sussex 167 Chichester to West Wittering and East Head 20.6 2 25 A quiet canal, the shoreline of Chichester Harbour, West Wittering beach, and East Head spit. Return by bus. CJ EC V
West Sussex 18 Petersfield to Rowlands Castle 16.0 3 375 An easy southerly trek through East Hampshire. CJ W
West Sussex 14 Pulborough Circular 21.0 4 200 Long but easy walk which explores the water meadows of the River Arun, with the South Downs as a dramatic backdrop. CJ EC V
West Sussex 9 Pulborough to Amberley 16.5 5 300 Historic Pulborough, gentle hills, a gem of a pub, an RSPB marshland, and up and over the South Downs to Amberley. CJ EC V
West Sussex 294 Pulborough to Halfway Bridge via Tillington 26.0 8 550 The Rother and Lod valleys, Littleworth and Sutton Common heathlands, South Downs views, Burton Park and three good pubs CJ EC V
West Sussex 128 Pulborough to Petworth 19.0 6 375 Across the Arun valley and Greensand Hills to an attractive town with one of the National Trust's finest properties CJ EC V
West Sussex 68 Rowlands Castle Circular 25.5 9 625 A demanding walk, first through park- and woodland, then through the remote westerly valleys of the South Downs CJ W
West Sussex 313 Rowlands Castle Grand Circular 37.0 10 1,625 Long walk via Kingley Vale SSI, Beacon Hill, and the South Downs ridge CJ W
West Sussex 314 Seaford Circular via Alfriston and Bishopstone 25.0 7 400 A new perspective on, and glorious panoramic views of, the South Downs. LB V
West Sussex 211 Shoreham By Sea to Littlehampton 10.3 2 0 Varied coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and the busier south coast resorts of Worthing and Littlehampton LB V
West Sussex 155 Petersfield to Cocking 20.4 7 625 Follows the South Downs Way along the crest of the South Downs with good 360 degree views throughout. CJ W
West Sussex 33 Amberley to Cocking 18.6 6 475 South Downs Way along the ridge of the South Downs NP. Views in the morning, a forested trail in the afternoon. Travel by bus. CJ EC V
West Sussex 26 Amberley to Shoreham By Sea or Lancing 25.0 7 475 A ridge walk along the South Downs Way, passing Chanctonbury Ring. CJ EC V
West Sussex 37 Southbourne to Chichester 18.5 3 50 The inlets of Chichester Harbour (best at high tide) and the historic Cathedral town. V W
West Sussex 201 Uckfield via Van Hoogstraaten's Path Circular 14.9 3 225 Undulating low Weald countryside via (now peaceful) path at the centre of a right-of-way battle EC LB
West Sussex 225 Wivelsfield to Haywards Heath 18.8 5 250 Fine views from the High Weald, the picturesque Sussex village of Cuckfield, and Borde Hill Garden. TL CJ EC StP V

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