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Racton Monument Circular is a 5.1 mile loop trail located near Chichester, West Sussex, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 679 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Forest

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Description
Waypoints (3)
Getting There

A walk in West Sussex, taking in Racton Monument and views of Stansted House with expansive views down to the Solent, Chichester Harbour and of the South Downs. There are three stiles to negotiate on the route and a number of gates. There are a couple of sections walking along quiet lanes. No cattle or sheep were encountered at the time of walking, although neither could be ruled out at a different time of the year. Allow 2.5 hours.

The start of the walk is on the B2147 (the route between Westbourne and Walderton). Once on the road going in the direction of Walderton, look out for a church on the left with a small number of houses. The walk starts some 230 metres past the church. The off road parking area (which is large enough for at least three cars) is denoted by a noticeboard and a post box. The lat/lng of the parking area is 50.878381/-0.890150 and the nearest post code is PO18 9DS. The number 54 bus from Chichester stops at the Church of St Peter's, a short distance from the start of the walk. From the church, walk for 230 metres in a north westerly direction.

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Recordings (9)
Completed (47)
Andrew Hoyle
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A fairly pleasing walk, although there's little shade on a sunny day with a long-ish walk thru an open arable field, an unshaded track followed by another few arable fields. Some directions towards the end are a little difficult to follow, especially the final field after the bridge (which seems to be missing a fence & 5 barred gate). Finally, the walk along the small but fast and busy country road at the very end is quite frankly dangerous!

Chris Saunders
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Hiking

becareful not to come off the path or you'll end up walking road.

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Sam loves walking
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Hiking

Excellent trail with clear pathways all the way round. Very suitable for dogs.

Ashten JH
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Walking

Highlight of this trip is the ruin and the charming countryside. We parked in funtington for ease, adding an extra 20 minutes either side as couldn’t find other any nearby parking. Mostly flat, wooded/countryside walk.

Matthew Garner
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Flooded

Great walk. Wellies would have been a better idea than walking boots in January though! Lots and lots of mud and the path at the very end of the walk was completely flooded so had to finish it on the road.

Margaret Margaret
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Hiking

A very pleasant 2 hour walk with great views and a little muddy underfoot but with correct footwear this was not a problem.

Mike King
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WalkingMuddy

A good circular walk. It was a bit of a rainy day so we couldn't really see the harbour views at all!! At the stone trough we thought we'd have a sit and a drink but, at this time of year, it was covered in undergrowth so there was no way we could sit! Lovely views of the back of Stansted House that not many people get to see. Towards the end of the walk through a field we got to a stage by the paddock where the path was very overgrown and not very well used so be prepared to walk through some tall grass at this time of year Overall took us just over 2 hours

Peter Bacon
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Hiking
First to Review

A very pleasant walk. However the field opposite Stansted House was being ploughed up and it was difficult spotting the far end of the path. One field at the end of the walk was full of lambs but safe enough with the dog on a lead.

Dan & Xander
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Malcolm Peskett
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Chris & Rosie N
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Kate Batty
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Liane Bloor
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Dan Mellor
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