Bignor Hill and Upwaltham Hill via The Denture Walk

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South Downs National Park

Bignor Hill and Upwaltham Hill via The Denture Walk is a 7.8 mile loop trail located near Petworth, West Sussex, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length7.8 miElevation gain1,299 ftRoute typeLoop
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This circular walk goes through part of the South Downs Way and the Monarchs Way, between Halnaker and Duncton in West Sussex, with fabulous views down to the coast and to the north and west. The walk starts and ends in the same manner as the other walk but the main body of the walk is completely different. You will need to negotiate several gates on route, plus one stile (which has a gap alongside suitable for most dogs). You may come across livestock in some of the open downland fields, so take care with dogs. Some of the livestock are held behind electric fencing and in the open fields the livestock tend to be accustomed to walkers. Allow 3 to 4 hours.

The 'Benges' runs east along a ridge on the South Downs from the Goodwood horse racecourse. The road is in fact called Selhurstpark Road. The most direct route is to take the A285 from Halnaker towards Petworth. After leaving Halnaker and driving for 2.8 miles, Selhurstpark Road is on the left. Turn left onto it and the parking area is immediately on the left. The Lat/Lng of the parking is 50.899741/-0.666196. Nearest post code GU28 0LZ.

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Floatboy -
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Paul Cartwright
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James Morris
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Chichester hiker
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Really great walk, lots of scenery, stunning views in places. Agree with the others- the driest walk I've seen this winter. Dog was happy as all trail is off road, but for my 12yo this 13km walk would be a bit too much, as it is long and has got steep elevation in places. Definitely coming back!

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Steve Magee
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Russell Page
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lovely walk with some beautiful veiws

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Charlie Rutter
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Great walk, very little mud which is great this time of year!

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Charlie Rutter
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Great walk, pretty much mud free which is great this time of year!

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Harry Smith
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Hilly aspects, a tremendous walk with delightful views of Slindon. Some of my fav hills. 5/5 absolutely smashing

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Kieran Tidy
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An excellent jaunt - due to the cold weather under foot conditions were definitely in our favour. Lovely views of the coast, north and west exactly as described. Just delightful

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Richard Bowyer
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Nice walk with varied forest and open downland areas but the 1.3 miles back up from State Street felt like hard work

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Roman Humphreys
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Caroline Horstead
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Joost Geest
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Excellent walk. Ticked all my boxes. Hilly, diverse landscape, great views. Absolutely fabulous. No climbing of note to speak off. There is a bit at the end, but it's not too long/steep

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Wojciech Kosinski
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shanice Rowland
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peaceful walk with lovely views

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Hannah Morahan
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Great

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Alan Aplin
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Really nice walk with a good mix of open countryside and woods. Great views. Long hill at end, about 1.5 miles which I found quite tiring but this should not put you off. Definitely will do again sometime.

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Lily Booth-davis
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Kate Mills
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Very tough walk for the last 1.5miles but overall some beautiful views from the sea to the countryside and lots of sheep and cows to see along the way. Definitely a walk for a fairly fit person.

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Ian Reid
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A very enjoyable 8 mike hike that is not strenuous. There is a hill or two but nothing that should stop anyone reasonably fit. I'm in my late sixties and didn't find it difficult. Doing the walk just after the Christmas celebrations definitely cleared the cobwebs.

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derek moran
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This is a five star walk, away from noise and bustle and with great views. It is also popular so you may meet other walkers. We walked in sunny 18C and 20MPH winds. The walk is exposed in many places and hence I would avoid it in wet weather. The gradient varies much of the time and this is more of a good walk than an easy ramble.

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Luke Dancy
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Rajiv Merchant
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Jack Lumbard
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Megan Styles-Chan
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Nishal Sooredoo
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Megan Styles-Chan
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