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Moonlight Cottage Cocking and Heyshott Walk

EASY 3 reviews
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Moonlight Cottage Cocking and Heyshott Walk is a 6.1 kilometer loop trail located near Midhurst, West Sussex, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

6.1 km
223 m

kid friendly


nature trips




historic site

pub walk

A circular walk from Moonlight Cottage in Cocking, West Sussex in the heart of the South Downs. Moonlight Cottage is a wonderful B&B (open all year) and tea room (open March to September) offering walkers a perfect base for weekends away or simply some much needed refreshments after a day of walking. The walking route heads north through Hoe Copse to reach the nearby village of Heyshott before returning across the rolling fields. There are lovely views across the patchwork hills of the Downs throughout and lots of wildlife to enjoy in the woodlands. The route has a few steady climbs and descents throughout. In terms of obstacles there are some gates, two stiles (both with open fencing gaps suitable for most dogs), some steps and a couple of narrow footbridges to negotiate. There are also a couple of sections of walking on quiet country/village lanes so take care of any traffic at these points. The walk follows mainly unmade woodland and field paths which, whilst generally firm, can become quite muddy in winter and after periods of rain. Some of the paths across fields can become obscured by crops before harvest. You may come across sheep and/or horses in a couple of the fields so take care with dogs. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.

11 days ago

Loved this walk. Beautiful scenery and views.

1 month ago

Beautiful peaceful very easy walk. Definitely going on our favourites list. Thank you.

Friday, May 04, 2018

We did this walk today- really lovely- it was a beautiful day. However we did find a lot of the going really, really wet and muddy ! Swamp like in fact! Just to let others know this - one to enjoy after a few more dry days!

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