The Black Jug and Warnham Park Walk

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The Black Jug and Warnham Park Walk is a 10.3 kilometer loop trail located near Horsham, West Sussex, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 10.3 km Elevation Gain: 227 m Route Type: Loop


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A circular walk from the Black Jug in Horsham, West Sussex. The Black Jug is a great town pub centred around a large bar with wooden panelling, old furniture, bookcases and an airy enclosed courtyard. The walking route heads out through Horsham Park and the Warnham Court Estate to reach the nearby village of Warnham, before returning via arable farmland and ancient lanes. You'll have chance to see the impressive herd of red deer within Warnham Park, the 14th century church in Warnham plus plenty of wildlife along the way. The walk has several steady climbs and descents. The paths across the parkland and woodland can all get fairly muddy in winter an after periods of rain. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates plus 3 stiles. The stiles have wire fencing surrounds about a foot high, but most dogs should be able to hop over these. You will need to cross over a golf course so take care of any stray flying golf balls and allow the golfers to play their shots before you cross. You will also need to cross a dual carriageway at a designated (but unsignalled) crossing point so take particular care here. There are a couple of sections of road walking along country lanes so beware of any passing traffic. The walk passes through a deer park and a deer farm so take care around the deer with children and dogs. (The deer can become aggressive towards dogs during the rutting season from late September to early November and in May/June when there are young calves around). Allow 2.5 to 3 hours.

7 months ago

Lovely walk around Warnham with some steady uphill climbs and stiles to cross, some stunning views across the downs, the deer in the park, historic houses, the church and memorial post in the village. Care is needed whilst crossing the busy A24, very fast traffic!

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Too much residential road walking for me and the dangerous crossing of dual carriageway, A24.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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