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Moonlight Cottage Cocking and South Downs Walk

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Moonlight Cottage Cocking and South Downs Walk is a 6.4 kilometer loop trail located near Midhurst, West Sussex, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Distance: 6.4 km Elevation Gain: 206 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

running

forest

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 delicious refreshments after a day of walking. The walking route heads south, climbing steeply to reach the South Downs Way and then follows this ridge-top path west before returning down the ridge and along old farm tracks. There are beautiful views across the surrounding hills and on clear days you'll be able to see as far as Guildford to the north and the coast to the south. The route is basically one long ascent followed by one long descent, a couple of sections being fairly steep. There are no gates or stiles to negotiate. The chalk paths on the climbs/descents can become slippery when wet and the farm tracks can be very muddy in winter and after periods of rain, so good boots are a must. You may come across sheep and cattle grazing the fenced fields adjacent to the South Downs Way so take care with dogs. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

very well described, and some nice views. good short walk.

11 months ago

Loved this walk, even on a fall day the colours were beautiful. Two steep climbs but lovely views and all the paths were pretty. Directions as usual were perfect. Thank you.

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