Petworth and Shimmings Valley Circular

MODERATE 2 reviews

Petworth and Shimmings Valley Circular is a 5.3 kilometer loop trail located near Petworth, West Sussex, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 5.3 km Elevation Gain: 163 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly




city walk

historic site

The walk gives an opportunity to explore the town, a haven for antique and art collectors, before heading out across the beautiful Shimmings Valley to reach the village of Byworth and returning to Petworth alongside the small meandering river. The views across the Shimmings Valley are stunning throughout the year. The walk has several steady but long gradients throughout and there are a couple of steeper short slopes that can be a little slippery after wet weather. There are several kissing gates throughout plus 6 stiles (a couple of the stiles are tall with mesh wire fencing across so dogs may need a lift over). Some of the fields are likely to be holding horses. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.

29 days ago

We did this trail with a dog and 3 children (12-5). An amazing variety of landscapes for a shortish walk. Stunning views and a bridge for pooh-sticks. One of the fields had some inquisitive horses in but all very friendly. Highly recommend.

9 months ago

Really lovely walk which we would highly recommend. We started and finished half way round the walk in Byworth, followed by an excellent lunch in the Black Horse Inn.

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