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Distance12.65km Vertical gain+227m Vertical drop-225m Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance11.49km Vertical gain+149m Vertical drop-146m Duration3h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance9.81km Vertical gain+51m Vertical drop-50m Duration2h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance6.1km Vertical gain+5m Vertical drop-6m Duration1h45 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Birdham - West Sussex

An easy West Sussex walk that explores a part of the Chicheter Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route is popular with the possibility for a pub lunch at Dell Quay. The walk offers different perspectives of the landscape depening on tides.

Distance10.52km Vertical gain+179m Vertical drop-182m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance9.22km Vertical gain+191m Vertical drop-186m Duration3h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance11.98km Vertical gain+4m Vertical drop-4m Duration3h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Southbourne - West Sussex

Starting from Prinsted (just off the A259) this West Sussex walk explores the shoreline of Thorney Island which lies within the boundaries of the Chichester Harbour AONB. The route follows the Sussex Border Path for most of the way.

Distance7.55km Vertical gain+27m Vertical drop-36m Duration2h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance14.05km Vertical gain+262m Vertical drop-263m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.