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distance 7.14mi Vertical gain +489ft Vertical drop -479ft Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Arundel - West Sussex

This West Sussex walk starts from Arundel with its Castle, Cathedral and lovely High Street. The route takes you through Arundel Park before dropping down to the path alongside the River Arun for the return to the start.

distance 9.61mi Vertical gain +988ft Vertical drop -991ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Exton - Hampshire

This Hampshire walk explores the beautiful Meon Valley and two of the highest hills that flank the valley. The route also includes some picturesque villages. There are pubs serving food and refreshments on the walk.

distance 5.68mi Vertical gain +236ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheriton - Hampshire

A pleasant Hampshire walk that starts from the attractive village of Cheriton to the east of Winchester. The route follows the River Itcehn north through Tichborne Park to Tichborne. Before following the Kings Way south towards Gander Down.

Bignor Hill and The Denture from Amberley
distance 8.73mi Vertical gain +860ft Vertical drop -863ft Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Amberley - West Sussex

This West Sussex walk explores sections of two long distance trails from Amberley on the banks of the River Arun. The outward leg of the route follows the South Downs Way with the return along a section of the Monarch's Way.

distance 5.47mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -541ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Exton - Hampshire

A Hampshire walk from Exford in the Meon Valley that includes sections of the South Downs Way and the Monarch's Way. The walk includes a section of the old Watercress Line before climbing to the top of old Winchester Hill for some good views.

distance 5.73mi Vertical gain +627ft Vertical drop -610ft Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Elsted and Treyford - West Sussex

A West Sussex walk with a variety of contrasting scenery from woodland to rolling downs with expansive views. The route includes some ascents but these are rewarded by fine views. The walk also provides the opportunity to visit the Shepherd's Church near Didling.

Walking Rackham Hill from Amberley ( Download : )
distance 6.53mi Vertical gain +587ft Vertical drop -597ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in West Sussex

This West Sussex walk offers a variety of scenery and includes a section of the South Downs Way National Trail. The route includes a visit to the village of Amberley from where convenient rail services are available.

Charleston Farm & Firle Beacon from Firle
distance 4.18mi Vertical gain +650ft Vertical drop -620ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Firle - East Sussex

This East Sussex walk takes you onto the South Downs for spectacular views north at Firle Beacon. The walk also offers the opportunity to visit Charlestown Farmhouse with its bohemian décor and associations with the Bloomsbury set.

distance 4.69mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -118ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Sussex

Starting from Amberley, this West Sussex Walk explores the River Arun visiting the villages of North and South South Stoke. The return route follows sections of the Monarch's Way and the South Downs Way.

distance 5.92mi Vertical gain +548ft Vertical drop -525ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Exton - Hampshire

This Hampshire walk includes two villages, both with a pub, some fine scenery and a visit to an excellent viewpoint. Sections of the walk follow the South Downs Way and the Monarch's Way.

distance 8.37mi Vertical gain +869ft Vertical drop -879ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Haslemere - Surrey

This Surrey walk combines two well know local landmarks in a circular walk. The route starts from Haslemere and climbs onto Gibbet Hill before continuing to take in the Devil's Punchbowl, which is a depression of sandy heath.

Black Down, West Sussex, from Haslemere
distance 10.84mi Vertical gain +1358ft Vertical drop -1348ft Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Haslemere - Surrey

Starting and finishing at Haslemere, Surrey, the main objective, Black Down, lies in nearby West Sussex. Black Down is the highest point in West Sussex rising to 917 feet above sea level. The walk passes through a variety of landscape and offers some suggestions for alternative routes.

distance 7.86mi Vertical gain +745ft Vertical drop -738ft Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Burpham - West Sussex

This West Sussex walk explores the South Downs to the north of Burpham village. Using a mixture of tracks and field paths the route offers some fine views and includes a section of the South Downs Way.

South Downs Storrington to Pulborough
distance 8.55mi Vertical gain +262ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 4h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Storrington and Sullington - West Sussex

An easy, varied and beautiful nine-mile walk taking in small paths, Parham House grounds, woodland, Rackham, more woodland, Wiggonholt and Pulborough Brooks. Plenty to see and enjoy

Walking Cowdray Castle ( Download : )
Cowdray Castle
distance 1.74mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Midhurst - West Sussex

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

Walking Loop in Slindon Estate ( Download : )
Loop in Slindon Estate
distance 1.33mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Sussex

This walk in Slindon Estate is very easy and flat. Slindon Estate is 3500 acres of Sussex woodland, farmland, downland, and pretty villages all divided by paths, hedges, lanes and tracks leading up to the top of the downs.

Southease, Rodmell and Lewes Brooks
distance 5.97mi Vertical gain +279ft Vertical drop -269ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Beddingham - East Sussex

Using a part of the South Down Way, this circular walk goes through Southease, Rodmell, along the River Ouse and include one steep hill.

Walking Arundel to Amberley ( Download : )
distance 6.1mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -164ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lyminster and Crossbush - West Sussex

A linear West Sussex walk from Arundel to Amberley following the course of the River Arun. The return route can be completed using the regular train service.

distance 16.52mi Vertical gain +1398ft Vertical drop -1381ft Durée 8h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Southease - East Sussex

This lengthy East Sussex walk traverses a section of the South Downs using the South Downs Way and other paths and tracks. The start is Southease station with the route taking you to Ditchling Beacon before finishing at Lewes. A convenient rail service links you to Southease.

distance 6.29mi Vertical gain +673ft Vertical drop -794ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in East Dean and Friston - East Sussex

This linear walk from East Dean to Eastbourne includes many of the highlights along the East Sussex coast in this area. A frequent bus serrvice can be used to return to the start.