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The Highdown and Highdown Hill Walk is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Worthing, West Sussex, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 262 ft Route type Loop
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A circular walk from The Highdown pub close to Goring-by-Sea in West Sussex. The Highdown was originally a grand three-storey family home, built in the 1820s, and today has been restored to a beautiful pub with guest bedrooms. The walking route takes full advantage of this stunning location, following the line of the chalk ridge with far-reaching views to the sea on one side and to the downs on the other. Along the way you will see the Millers Tomb, an old hillfort, pretty chalkland flowers and a converted windmill, plus there is chance to explore the Highdown formal gardens should you wish. The walk includes several steady climbs and descents throughout, but there are no particularly steep parts. It follows an exposed ridge-top path so be prepared for bracing winds. The paths are a mixture of grassland paths and tracks plus a stretch of tree-lined bridleway which can have some surface mud. You will need to negotiate a couple of kissing gates, but there are no stiles on route. You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. Dogs are welcome on Highdown Hill, in fact it is a popular dog walking spot that is ideal for sociable dogs. Allow 1 to 1.5 hours.

The Highdown is located just north of the A259, accessed from the east-bound carriageway of this main road along its own dedicated access lane. This access lane is marked with brown tourism signs for the Highdown Gardens and Hotel. Continue to the top of this access lane and you will find the pub on your left (with its own car park) and also a free public countryside car park on the right (which is the best place to park whilst you are following the walk). Approximate post code BN12 6FB.

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Samantha Jane
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Always a nice walk. Dog walker friendly and great views.

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Wayne Fantauzzi
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A straight forward, simple walk with some great views over the sea. Narrow in one section, but wide open for the rest.

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Helen King
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A nice circular walk. Easy to park . Instructions were very clear. Wonderful views but very windy but on a nice day it’s not cold.

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Tegan Taylor
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Good little walk for all weather, nice views, did take a wrong turn at the horses but managed to get back round to the path

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Eleanor La Lune
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Excellent easy walk with the dog in the evening, beautiful views and sunset. Awesome hill fort! A few geocaches on the way! Sadly part of the bridleway is closed off so had to backtrack our steps and will return to complete it properly as soon as it’s open again.

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Kate Natkiel
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Great walk, nice views over Ferring & the sea and very easy to follow with my dog.

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Dan Carman
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Ágnes Serester
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Seb Thomas
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caroline tester
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Charlotte Catton-Giltinane
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Charlotte Catton-Giltinane
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Clare Edwards
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Christine Doyle
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Kerry Knight
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Alisha Choi
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