Cowdray Castle

Visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I, Cowdray Castle was partially destroyed by fire in 1793.

Technical sheet
No. 2152290
A Midhurst walk posted on 04/06/19 by Aurelie-21. Update : 05/08/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h50[?]
Distance Distance : 1.74mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 46ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 46ft
Highest point Highest point : 118ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 69ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : South Downs
Location Location : Midhurst
Starting point Starting point : N 50.98862° / W 0.736305°
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Cowdray Castle


You can park your car at the North Street Car Park or arrive by bus since there is a bus station just next to the mentioned car park.

(D) Start walking along the aisle until you arrived in front of the Cowdray Castle gate.

(1) Bypass the castle on the right and follow the main path which passes between other buildings.

(2) When you face the "Private" sign, turn left and then right on the next turn. The path passes on the edge of the polo ground.

(3) Turn left and walk downhill. When the path splits, take the one on your right. Then, cross the road and keep going on the main path until you reached the castle again. (1)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 72ft - Aisle
1 : mi 0.16 - alt. 69ft - Cowdray Castle - Cowdray Castle
2 : mi 0.41 - alt. 72ft
3 : mi 1.09 - alt. 112ft
D/A : mi 1.74 - alt. 72ft - Aisle

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Global average : 4/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5

on Mon 02 Nov 2020 10:22:24 CET

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 10/10/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

A pleasant short walk around the ruins and polo fields at Cowdray Park.

However, the instructions say: "When the path splits, take the one on your right." It should be the one on the left!

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