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Amberley and the River Arun Walk is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Arundel, West Sussex, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 479 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Lake Partially paved River
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Getting There

The first half of the walk is flat and follows riverside paths that can be very muddy and waterlogged in the wetter months so good boots are a must and wellingtons are recommended in winter. The second half follows quiet lanes and includes a fairly steep ascent and equivalent descent back to the village. You will need to negotiate 7 stiles along the way (all of which have gaps alongside for dogs to pass through) and there is also a pedestrian rail crossing on route so take particular care at this point. You may come across cattle within some of the riverside meadows. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours.

The walk starts and finishes at Amberley rail station, which is served by trains direct from London Victoria. Parking in Amberley is very limited so it is better to come by train, however there are a few free parking spaces at the station plus a large car park for the Amberley Museum which you are welcome to use if you are visiting the museum during your visit (NOTE: the museum has seasonal opening times so check before you travel). Approximate post code BN18 9LT.

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Mathew Moore
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Nature trips

We parked at the Train Station and tackled the hill first, this was definitely the right choice as we had our kids who are 5 & 8 with us plus the 2 dogs. The first initial walk I was a bit nervous as it was along a very busy road with at times a narrow foot path but once we turned off that road it was onto a single track road. It was Road all the way unit we got to Amberley Castle which had a nice area we could sit down and let the kids have a rest. After this we crossed the railway and it opened up into fields and led us to the river. It was a really nice walk and we finished by having a drink at the cafe pretty much at the end of the walk.

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Jan Roberts
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Hiking

1. the waymarker post which is supposed to be opposite the village of Bury is no longer there but the grass track is clearly visible if you stand with your back to the village. 2. the walk was completely blocked today by a dozen or more cows and bulls milling about the gate at the end of the grass track, so we had to turn back and we could see walkers approaching from the opposite direction who also turned back.

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Dani Ohagan
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Hiking

Really good walk just took whinging 4 and 7 year old and it went well. Best to turn right when you come out of the station so you do the hill parts first then the rest is flat although we didn't do this and survived the steep hill

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Wayne Fantauzzi
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Hiking

As the car park was full at Amberley Station we left the car in Amberley village and tackled the hill first. Wouldn’t want to do it at the end. The rest of the walk is flat, following the river. Amberley village was charming and we sat by the castle watching a dragonfly.

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Michelle O.
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Hiking

The perfect walk! An excellent mix of greenery, sweeping landscapes, and quaint villages. The directions are very accurate and even if you get off track (which I did 2 or 3 times), it’s VERY easy to find your way back. The walk is quite short (took me about 1.5 hours) so if that’s what you’re looking for, then it’s perfect!

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Clare Mead
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Lovely walk. Amberley village very pretty. Directions 100% accurate. Thank you

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Ed Trott
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Very nice walk, and some lovely homes with thatched roofs and bespoke river pontoons to oggle at along the way

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Christopher Newell
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Keith Widdowson
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Jo Harrison
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Richard Cottrell
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Kate Wheatley
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Nicky Greenfield
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Trevor Denyer
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Toyah Wiginton
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Ryan Ellul
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Robert Payne
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Martin Sworn
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Lara Franks
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