Stoke Clump Round is a 4.6 mile loop trail located near Chichester, West Sussex, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

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A circular walk from West Stoke in the South Downs, West Sussex. Stoke Clump has long been an iconic image on the South Downs, north of Chichester. This walk takes in the clump and the route has probably the best views of Chichester Harbour from anywhere on the South Downs. Starting from the base of the track that heads up to the clump, the walk leaves the best to last. It takes a clockwise route so that the downhill section passing the clump is left to last, so I'm afraid you have to earn this wonderful view. That is not to say that there is not much more to enjoy in this varied walk, which has views either of the Downs or from the Downs for most of the route and a short trip through Woodend where there are spectacular bluebells at the right time of the year. There is one steady climb up to the clump itself. No cattle or sheep were encountered on the walk, although there were fields with pigs, separated from the path by electric fences. One section had quite a few nettles, so wear appropriate clothing. There are a number of gates and stiles to negotiate. Allow 2.5 hours.

West Stoke is north of Chichester and a short distance to the west of Lavant. It can be reached by taking A286 Chichester to Midhurst road. Going north, turn left half way through Lavant (opposite St Nicholas Church, as the A286 takes a sharp turn to the right). Travel on this country road for a mile and a quarter. Look out for a footpath fingerpost and a wide track on the right, just before a left-hand junction. Turn right onto the track and park by the side of the track. The beginning of the track is wide enough for you to park without troubling any passing farm traffic. The latitude and longitude of the parking is 50.868677,-0.814741 The nearest postcode is PO18 9BL (which is the postcode of the houses a couple of hundred metres to the west of the start point).

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Kirstie Linzey
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Beautiful views but muddy this time of year

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Liam Pound
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Laura Thornett
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Vicki Wheeler
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Lovely views and varied landscapes, would be worth doing again at bluebell time.

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Tegan Taylor
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beautiful

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Tilly Wright
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Megan Jones
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HikingOver grown

Great trail which was nice and varied. First third is very over grown with a lot of nettles which made it difficult. Easy hike with a small hill at the end

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Terry T
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An enjoyable walk. At the start where the pigs are after any significant rain i would recommend boots but I wore decent trainers as it hasn't rained for 10 days. Thanks for loading the walk we will go again and again hopefully

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Hannah Edwards
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Brian Harrison
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Charlie Rutter
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John Roissetter
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Gloria Miller
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scott Barlow
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Luke Newman
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