West Chiltington and Nutbourne is a 9.3 kilometer loop trail located near West Chiltington, West Sussex, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 9.3 km Elevation Gain: 318 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips




partially paved



no shade

This is a circular journey through the gently rolling Sussex hills surrounding the idyllic village of West Chiltington, taking in a converted windmill, large sections of vineyard, great views, sheep pastures, old ponds, pretty woodland and a couple of village pubs along the way. It is so peaceful too. If you stop to listen, the only things breaking the silence are the rustling trees, birdsong, a few insects and occasionally babbling water. The walk includes several gentle gradients throughout, with just a couple of short steeper sections. Some sections can get very muddy at times (so good boots are a must) and a few of paths are narrow making them prone to becoming overgrown in the summer growing season (so shorts are not recommended, unless you are immune to nettles!). You will need to negotiate several kissing gates, some steps and 8 stiles. (Most of the stiles have large gaps alongside for dogs to pass through and the two stiles that have only small gaps are quite low, so larger dogs should be able to climb over). You will be sharing several fields with sheep, so take particular care with dogs. You will also cross one field that may be holding cattle, but you literally step into the field and straight out again within the same corner, so the chance of encountering the cattle is very slim. Allow 3 hours.

3 months ago

Really nice mixture of terrain. Unfortunate number of idiots letting their dogs crap everywhere, thought dog owners were starting to be responsible about it but obviously not in the West Chiltington area.

4 months ago

Lovely walk and fascinating to see the thousands of grape vines. There is a pub a third of the way round, or we waited till we had finished to eat in a nice pub in W Chiltington.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Lovely day and a lovely walk - 25th September 2016. We have gone to try and buy some Nyetimber wine on the strength of it!!

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