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Sussex Hospices Trail Part 2: Barnham to Arundel

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South Downs National Park

Sussex Hospices Trail Part 2: Barnham to Arundel is a 6 mile point-to-point trail located near Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 636 ft Route type Point to Point
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A linear walk from Barnham rail station to Arundel rail station in West Sussex, forming the second stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route heads north across flower farms and arable fields to reach Walberton, home of The Sussex Snowdrop Trust, before continuing through woodland and arable fields to reach Arundel where you will have chance to explore the cathedral and castle. You will enjoy a charming village, enchanting woodlands and a lovely stretch of the River Arun along the way. The return leg can be completed with a single 10 minute train journey. The hospices of Sussex are dedicated to providing specialist end-of-life care. Friends of Sussex Hospices has worked with partners and supporters to create the Sussex Hospices Trail, a 200 mile long-distance path to support and raise awareness of the twelve hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex. The walking route from Barnham to Arundel has just gentle slopes for the most part, plus one steeper climb within Arundel. The paths across farmland and through woodland can be very muddy at times so stout boots are recommended (or wellingtons with grips in the wet winter months). There are a few road crossings that need care and one stretch of the route also crosses a golf course so please show respect for the golfers by allowing them to play their shots before you cross and look out for any stray flying golf balls. You will need to negotiate some steps and several kissing gates (some of which are tight so be prepared to breathe in!) but there are no stiles on route. Toilets are available at the rail stations at each end and if you are looking for refreshments there are several shops and pubs in Barnham, Walberton and Arundel. Allow 3 hours.

The walk starts at Barnham rail station and ends at Arundel rail station. The two stations are connected by a fairly regular train service and the journey takes just 10 minutes. If you are coming by car, there are pay and display car parks alongside both stations. The daily rate for parking at Barnham is £5 Mon-Sat and £2 Sun and Bank Holidays. Approximate post code for Barnham Station PO22 0ES.

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Mitchell Sneddon
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Nicky Thompson
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Lovely easy walk in very dry weather but can see areas that would be very muddy. Nice mix of deep countryside and pretty villages with pavement walking. Finishing in Arundel with a nice cold lager!

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Mark Matthews
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Vitalic Trestianu
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