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nice walk people need to clean up the dog shi? if they take them out for a walk

This is a great trail, we went on a clear sunny day and the view from the hill was spectacular. This has a better view than devils dyke because you have a full panoramic view.

Very good walk however waypoints are missing on Alltrails website so had to revert to ifootpath for directions

10 days ago

A good circular walk. It was a bit of a rainy day so we couldn't really see the harbour views at all!! At the stone trough we thought we'd have a sit and a drink but, at this time of year, it was covered in undergrowth so there was no way we could sit! Lovely views of the back of Stansted House that not many people get to see. Towards the end of the walk through a field we got to a stage by the paddock where the path was very overgrown and not very well used so be prepared to walk through some tall grass at this time of year Overall took us just over 2 hours

Completed this today. only saw 1 person, but it was a Monday morning :D Good rainy walk

This trail was well mapped but you will need a good GPS signal to follow the map as there are no obvious paths across open fields. You will see deer, we saw a herd of about 80. keep your dogs under control. The pub serves great food.

17 days ago

a lovely walk, despite reviews not boggy after a days rain. One side of the walk is a bit 'roady' but a pleasant country lane, which could be reduced by increasing the walk a tad heading towards the middle of the circular walk and back out again on the public footpath. we went anticlockwise which gave great views when crossing the meadows towards the stables. lovely village and walk starts/ends there.

This is a lovely walk with only one steady hill to climb with a fair bit of off road, great views along the way, there are a few paths that were overgrown but good signage with the opportunity to stop for refreshments through the villages, the walk is quite exposed in many places to the sun, I recommend plenty of sun cream and a good pair of walking boots.

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18 days ago

really pleasant, easy walk with lovely views

Really nice mixture of terrain. Unfortunate number of idiots letting their dogs crap everywhere, thought dog owners were starting to be responsible about it but obviously not in the West Chiltington area.

1 month ago

Lovely mixed route, great scenery and chance to stop at great tea room. Even bought a jug at the pottery!

Part of tbe hiking is a beauty one the other part is very urban trail. No lake views.

lovely walk taking in some of the South Downs Way.

Lovely walk good views and different terrain. The pub is open only 11.30-14.30 during the day. Dog friendly although there is no water so will need to take some with you for yourself and any four legged friends.

This was an easy very varied walk. We particularly enjoyed the paths in Stoke Wood and the views as we reached the field near the sculptures. Although there was quite a lot of walking on quiet roads it was lovely to see places we have only driven past before from a different aspect. Thank you.

Lovely easy walk in very dry weather but can see areas that would be very muddy. Nice mix of deep countryside and pretty villages with pavement walking. Finishing in Arundel with a nice cold lager!

Great walk around half of the reservoir then a loop through the country side to get back the the start,. little bits of roads but very scenic.

1 month ago

Pleasant, peaceful walk on the edge of Horsham. A little board walk part over some marsh. Lots of singing birds (May) and dog walkers. One viewpoint and two llamas.

1 month ago

lovely trail, quiet, not many people. Cut it a bit short due to car park running out, enjoyed the uphill climb that we took. I always enjoy walking through sheep fields, love the animals! the trail is mostly flat, open space (so sunny and unsheltered) with an ascend towards the middle of the trail. No scramble at all. Easy one!

Loved this walk. Beautiful scenery and views.

We really enjoyed this walk which has fantastic views and a lovely mixture of paths. As always the instructions were fantastic. Just a word of warning... the first footpath, after passing through the two kissing gates, was easy to find and to follow, but quite overgrown. We were glad we weren’t wearing shorts as there were a lot of nettles! Thank you.

Beautiful walk, very peaceful, lots of places to sit and just look for wildlife..very good walk.

Walked with the dog and family on a fine sunny day. Easy walk with a mixture of bridle way, river path and country lanes. There was a large field of cows next to the river which made my wife nervous but slow and steady walking so not to excite them worked fine. Some nice houses to dream about owning on the lane section.

This walk was lovely, very flat scenic with historical facts such as the disused railway line. plenty of cows and farms which I enjoyed. on a sunny day a walk by the river Adur can't be beaten.

A pleasant walk especially the Broadwalk through the woods. Around Funtington the fields were full of pigs meaning my dog has to be kept on her lead for long stretches of the walk. Some particularly ripe smells around the Pig farm! Overall a nice easy walk but a little too much time walking along the roads for my liking.

Lovely walk, saw sheep and some pony trekkers. Directions very clear.

Lovely walk. We bought eggs from a hatch on edge of the farm. Picnics at duck pond and Bolney vineyard

The route is well described and offers some stunning views.

1 month ago

Great walk peaceful we do recommend

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