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Houghton Forest and Slindon Walk is a 8.5 mile loop trail located near Slindon, West Sussex, England and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 8.5 mi Elevation gain 2,030 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking City walk Pub walk
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Getting There

The walk has several climbs and descents throughout. The forest and downs paths can all get very muddy so good boots are a must. You will need to negotiate some gates plus three stiles (with adjacent dog gaps) along the way. You will also be sharing some of the fields with sheep and dairy cattle so take particular care with dogs. The stiles and cattle are all encountered in the second half of the walk so, if you wish to avoid these, you can simply follow the outward leg both there and back. In this case you would only encounter simple wide bridle gates, so the route would be suitable for rugged disability buggies when the ground is firm enough. There are toilets in the car park at the start of the walk plus options for refreshments at the start point and also at the half-way point in Slindon village. Allow 4 hours plus extra time for stops and exploring Slindon village.

The walk starts and finishes at the Whiteways Countryside Site free car park, which is located on the A29, just a few metres north of the roundabout where the A29 and A284 meet (about 3 miles north of Arundel). The car park is popular and can fill up, so arrive early if you are visiting at peak times. Approximate post code BN18 9FD.

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shanice Rowland
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Hannah Stanaway
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful walk not too much of a challenge took a slight detour in the woods at the end taking us to just over 14k

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Ashten JH
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Hiking

Nice, gentle trail around Slindon Estate, mostly in the woodland, with great views towards the coast at the end - we incorporated another AllTrails walk around Bignor Hill to make it a little longer.

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Kay Lew
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Walking

The prettiest walk I've ever been on. I absolutely loved it. I went in April 2020 after lots of warm dry weather so the paths were nice and dry. Like most county walks, the paths would be more of a challenge when muddy. Magnificent views and a variety of scenery. Took me 4 hours to complete and I enjoyed every minute of it. Will be going back with the family this weekend!

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Timon Mockeridge
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Good long walk, path over grown lots of flys and bugs. lots of open areas

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daniel lambert
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Vitalic Trestianu
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Janis Putnanovs
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Alex Chambers
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Timon Mockeridge
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