The Black Jug and Warnham Park Walk

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Warnham Park

The Black Jug and Warnham Park Walk is a 6.4 mile 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.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 744 ft Route type Loop

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Pub walk

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Getting There

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.

Horsham is located just east of the A24 in West Sussex. The walk starts and finishes at the Black Jug on North Street. Approximate post code RH12 1RJ. By Train: The pub is about 400 yards along North Street from Horsham rail station so it is very convenient if you are travelling by train. (From the station come out onto North Street, cross over and turn left along the road '€“ you'll find the pub on the right-hand side). By Car: The pub does NOT have its own car park. At weekends/Bank Holidays the District Council offices car park (about 200 yards along North Street) is available for public parking. Look for the brown signs for the Conservatory Cafe. (From this car park exit to the road and turn right, you'll find the pub further along on the right). Alternatively the rail station (about 400 yards along North Street) has a car park, or use one of the many town car parks and then make your way to the pub.

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Darren Finch
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Nice walk around the lake and surrounding woods, ideal for dogs.

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Amanda Badgery
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If your looking for scenery I’d avoid this trail, the deer park was the highlight but the majority is on the road to start and at the end, didn’t feel like you were on a nice county walk but the length is nice if you just fancy getting some steps in.

Keeley Coop
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Nice walk, but a bit too residential for my liking. Deer!

Chris Britton
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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!

alison alison
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To avoid crossing the busy A24, head from No 5 returning to No 2 by continuing along the path, skirting the roundabout, and then use retrace your outward steps via the underpass by Rockwood Golf Club.

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

Megan Ward
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Amanda Bond
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Stuart Longley
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Emma Barry
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Natalia Mathieu
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Christopher Coulton
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