The River Arun & South Stoke from Amberley

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.

Technical sheet
No. 293030
A Houghton walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 22/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h15[?]
Distance Distance : 4.69mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 89ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 118ft
Highest point Highest point : 82ft
Lowest point Lowest point : -7ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : South Downs
Location Location : Houghton
Starting point Starting point : N 50.89636° / W 0.54207°
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Description

(D)Exit Amberley station and walk down to the main road. Turn left to Houghton Bridge over the River Arun. Half way across the bridge take the footpath on the left. This leads you alongside the River Arun on the east bank of the river.

(1)Reaching a footbridge (grid ref TQ021113) cross the dyke and stile, and turn left away from the river. The path leads to Stoke Road (grid ref. TQ024109). Turn right along the road into the village of North Stoke. Reaching a T-junction turn left to take a path on the right within a few yards.

(2)This path crosses a small suspension bridge continuing to reach the River Arun and a road bridge close to South Stoke (grid ref. TQ026101). Walk up past St Leonard's church to take the bridleway on the right just after South Stoke Farm. This bridleway then follows the west bank of the River all the way back to Houghton. At grid ref. TQ014103 the Monarch's way comes in from the left.

(3)Leave the riverside path and climb into Houghton. Reaching the main road through the village turn right and then almost immediately along a lane. Follow this north to reach the South Downs Way which crosses this lane at grid ref. TQ016118. Turn right onto the SDW, cross the footbridge over the River Arun and then follow the north bank back to Amberley station.(A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 30ft - Amberley station
1 : mi 0.53 - alt. 0ft - Cross dyke and stile
2 : mi 1.04 - alt. 46ft - Take path on right
3 : mi 3.44 - alt. 16ft - Leave riverside path
D/A : mi 4.69 - alt. 16ft - Amberley Station

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 6
Description quality : 4.83/5
Routemap quality : 4.67/5
Walk interest : 4.5/5


Walker
on Mon 23 Nov 2020 19:36:36 CET

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 14/11/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

Good walk, would be better when dry. Great for the dogs, easy to follow directions. Will do again


Walker
on Tue 21 Jul 2020 11:33:18 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 21/07/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

~A nice flat walk with lovely scenery along the Arun but be aware, lots of traffic over the bridge at the very start of the walk - difficult with two dogs and small child!


Walker
on Tue 14 Jul 2020 11:30:33 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 14/07/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Amazing walk! Absolutley beautiful with a good mix of shaded paths and out in the open. Easy walk with little to no elavation. I recommend you walk on to Amberely village at the end to see the castle and the historic village. Thanks for providing this route!


Walker
on Wed 24 Jun 2020 15:50:11 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 24/06/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

A lovely walk with an old friend, physically distanced of course in these troubled times.
The old suspension bridge was interesting particularly since one of my cousins was a Captain in the Gurkhas.
We had a lovely picnic on the hill at the top of South Wood by diverting for a short distance south westwards on The Monarch's Way.


Walker
on Tue 17 Sep 2019 18:05:17 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 01/09/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

Loved it! The walk was easy to follow, (once we got the hang of it!) relatively easy to do - even for my 82 year old Dad! and BEAUTIFUL. Thank you


Walker
on Mon 28 Jan 2019 10:15:59 CET

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 28/01/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

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