Upwaltham Church Circular is a 5.3 mile loop trail located near Petworth, West Sussex, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 1,338 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

Partially paved

Views

Wild flowers

Historic site

Description
Waypoints (5)
Getting There

This walk starting and ending at the church at Upwaltham has some stunning views and a useful seat part way round to enjoy a drink. On the walk you will spend some time on the South Downs Way and pass two memorials to airmen lost in the Second World War. There are two significant uphill sections on the walk. One section in the second half of the walk can be muddy in wet weather. You will need to negotiate several gates (including a kissing gate), but there are no stiles on route. There is no road walking, but you will need to cross the A285 twice, so take care at these points. Allow 2.5 hours.

The walk starts at Upwaltham church, close to the A285 between Halnaker and Duncton. Upwaltham is a small hamlet some four miles north of Halnaker on the A285. Heading north in the direction of Duncton on the A285, as the road curves round to the right look out for a small flint building and a post box on the left and a flint house on the right. The road (more a track) is on the left and just to the left of the small flint building, it is quite small and easy to miss. The parking is somewhat limited but head up the track towards the church, the track terminates at a five bar gate with some space on the right just before the gate where you can park. There is a bus service to the start of the walk that is provided by the number 99 bus from Chichester to Petworth. The north going stop is adjacent to the track that goes from the A285 to the church. The Latitude and Longitude of the parking is 50.916140, -0.660446. The nearest postcode is GU28 0LX.

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Reviews (11)
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Recordings (5)
Completed (20)
Ágnes Serester
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Hiking

It’s not an easy, light walk as you have to climb steep hills a lot... but definitely worth it! It’s a mix of great views, very nice woodlands and farmland. My dog also enjoyed it, however, we had luck as we’ve passed some cattle pastures, but they were empty. Where we’ve come across cows, they were fenced up. The parking is very limited and it’s not possible to turn back on the suggested track, so you have to reverse back to the main road when you’re leaving. It’s not too bad, but I was a bit worried about how other people will park there and how it may affect us or if there is farm traffic, they won’t have enough space to pass (however no signs about farm traffic).

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Peter R.
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Hiking

Several great views from the downs, the walk takes in two memorials from WW2 and a 12th century church.

Stephanie Mchale
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Hiking

Great for dog walkers

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joy Painting
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lovely walk taking in some of the South Downs Way.

Daren Dobson
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First to Review

Thank you Mr Grandad for this walk, the views were spectacular and passing the 2 memorials really sent a shiver down the spine. Lest we forget.

Ross Butters
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Hiking
Ken Bellamy
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Elliot Andrews
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Hiking
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Stephanie Mchale
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Hiking
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James Cannell
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Hiking
Roger Acton
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Hiking
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