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Littlehampton and Climping Circular is a 4 mile loop trail located near Littlehampton, West Sussex, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 229 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Beach

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Waypoints (4)
Getting There

This circular coastal walk starting from Littlehampton's west beach in West Sussex. The walk takes in a particularly unspoilt section of the south coast, one of the few areas of this bustling coast which has retained its natural landscape and habitats. Perfect for a quiet get away and a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the English south coast. It's worth checking the tide tables so that you can time your walk around low tide. That way there will be plenty of nice sand to walk on, not just the awkward pebbles. The walk follows a woodland footpath, a short section across arable crop fields, two short sections along quiet roads (one without pavements) along with a long section along the shingle beach. The woodland paths could be muddy after wet weather and the beach is large shingle/stones which makes walking relatively hard work and a little slow. There is just one stile which is quite low and has a gap at the side for dogs to pass through. This section of the beach is dog friendly all year round. There is a cafe and toilets at the start/finish point. Approximate time 2 hours.

The walk starts from the Littlehampton West Beach pay and display car park on Rope Walk. The car park is right next to the beach to the west of the mouth of the River Arun. Once on Rope Walk, just continue on the access road, past the yacht club, and all the way down to the sea front. Approximate post code BN17 5DL.

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Reviews (25)
Photos (23)
Recordings (16)
Completed (53)
Vicki Bennett
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Hiking

Lovely walk that takes you to and along the beach. A bit overgrown by the golf course but still walkable and fun. Decent pub near start - The Arun View. Or if staying in Littlehampton- “47 Mussel Row”. Both have been great for re-fuelling during or after our holiday walks

Vicki Bennett
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Hiking

Lovely walk along coast - with some narrow over grown paths along golf course area.

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Lisa Murkin
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HikingOver grown

Great walk for a warm sunny day. As the other reviews mentioned, the footpath at the start is very overgrown in places, had to duck under a branch and dodge a few thistles and nettles. Once through that there was some open fields to walk through before walking along the beach. It was all very quiet though, went ages without seeing anyone. Always convenient to start and end at a car park. Would recommend!

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Rebecca Taylor
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HikingOver grown

The first part of this walk is very overgrown and barely possible to walk through but then you get through to clear fields! I would also time the walk along the beach when the tide is out!

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Patrick Woodward
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Lovely walk, but the woodland part was extremely muddy! Due to the coastal defence works it wasn't possible to walk along the beach until nearer the end. Towards the end there is a new timber footpath over the dunes which leads to the pier.

Nat Wilson
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Hiking

Walking along the desserted West Beach at Littlehampton completely made this outting worthwhile but whilst I love field walking, I love my new boots more and decided that the heavily ploughed muddy field /not very well trodden path ahead was less inviting than just turning back on myself. That way I got a double helping of seafront and caught the sunset. I also stretched it out by continuing down the lane so all in all, it was just over 5 miles. Would I recommend it? Absolutely from a beach walk perspective, I loved every second of having a beach to myself! The field as someone already mentioned wasn't ideal and let the walk down.

Petra Beckers
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Hiking

beautiful walk along the sea at the quiet side. But the path through the fields along the ditch was overgrown and we could hardly walk... not very nice unless you like exploring and making your own path through barley, thisle, brambles and nettle ;) therefore 2 stars

Peter Peter
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First to Review

Did this walk today and loved walking along the beach. Much better to start the walk from Climping Beach (BN17 5RN) as its cheaper parking, better cafe and toilets. Also the path behind the golf course was overgrown and so full of stinging nettles we had to hack our way through, so be aware - you will be stung!

Ard King
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Holly Geran
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Steve Bent
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James P.
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Darren Wisdom
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Luke Tickle
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Vitalic Trestianu
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George Hammer
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Chris Jones
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Allan Tucker
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Frank King
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Dale Till
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Louis Barker
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Wendy Barker
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Michal Przydacz
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Merv Sta
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Alisha Choi
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