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West Ashling and Woodend is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Chichester, West Sussex, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 495 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Partially paved River Views Wild flowers
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Getting There

This is a circular walk in West Sussex taking in the pretty villages of West Ashling, Funtington and East Ashling and the wood of Woodend. The woodland is awash with bluebells in the late spring. There are no stiles on the walk but it includes one gate. Parts can be muddy during wet weather and the route passes pigs which are fenced by electric fences. Parts are on public roads but the traffic is generally very light. Allow 2 hours.

West Ashling is some 6 miles West of Chichester and can be reached by taking the Funtington road out of Chichester (B2178) and turning left towards West Ashling on the B2146. In Ashling itself turn right at the Junction with Downs Street (signed Hambrook 2) and drive for about half a mile, passing the mill pond on your left. The Dell is a small turning on your right, half way up a hill. Parking for one or two cars on the left is generally OK although The Old School House (on the right) does request that you don't park in front of their windows. Lat/Lng of the parking is 50.858894, -0.858157 and the post code is PO18 8EB. A bus service is provided by the number 54 bus from Chichester which stops 'adjacent Heather Close'. If you take this option you will be in Downs Street. Walk for 500 metres or so along Downs Street in a westerly direction to reach the Dell on your right and the start of the walk.

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James Cullinane
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Wouldn’t recommend the walk for dog walkers. A lot of road walking and then the stretches where there aren’t roads goes through pig fields that aren’t securely fences from dogs, meaning the dog needs to go on the lead.

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Jasmine Pink
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Nice nature but horrible pig smell!

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Clare Mead
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This was an easy very varied walk. We particularly enjoyed the paths in Stoke Wood and the views as we reached the field near the sculptures. Although there was quite a lot of walking on quiet roads it was lovely to see places we have only driven past before from a different aspect. Thank you.

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Peter Bacon
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A pleasant walk especially the Broadwalk through the woods. Around Funtington the fields were full of pigs meaning my dog has to be kept on her lead for long stretches of the walk. Some particularly ripe smells around the Pig farm! Overall a nice easy walk but a little too much time walking along the roads for my liking.

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Hilary Richardson
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The 'path' by the farm buildings is extremely muddy now (Nov 2017). Also lots of large farm machinery to look out for.

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ella preston
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Lovely walk, good directions, only thing I would add is that there aren't any dog poo / rubbish bins on route, however plenty of places to let the dog off the lead!

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Paul Heanes
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Charlie Rutter
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Malcolm Peskett
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Dan Mellor
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Laura Dyson
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Kate Batty
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Donna Adams
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Brian Harrison
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Ruslan Sotnyk
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kerry hullett
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