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West Chiltington and Nutbourne is a 5.8 mile 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.

Length 5.8 mi Elevation gain 1,043 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Lake Partially paved River Views No shade
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Getting There

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.

West Chiltington is a small village located about 3 miles east of Pulborough in West Sussex. The walk starts and finishes on Church Street, directly outside St Mary's Church. If you are coming by car, there is a small parking area in front of the church. If this is full, follow the signs to the church overflow car park or park on the street with respect for the residents. Approximate post code RH20 2JW. If you are coming by public transport, the nearest bus stop is on East Street in West Chiltington.

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Natalie Beach
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Hiking

Lovely walk for an autumnal day. Varied and beautiful scenery. Definitely recommend.

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Matt de B
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Hiking

This is a fantastic walk... hard to fault anything about it on a warm July day. Almost entirely on footpaths & bridleways, so perfect for dogs, and the multiple immaculate fields of vines makes it feel like rural France. Easy terrain with a few inclines but nothing too taxing. Stunning views of the South Downs in places. Easy parking in the village by the church & we stopped at the Queens Head pub afterwards which was lovely for a well earned drink. Highly recommend this walk.

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Kathleen De-Lacy Adams
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kevin kevin
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Hiking

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.

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Malcolm Simmonds
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Hiking

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.

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Clare Edwards
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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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mark cosaitis
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My wife and I completed the walk on 6th August 2016. The weather was beautiful and the walk was excellent. The vineyards and thatched cottages along the route made it especially memorable together with the great view of the downs. At the end of the walk we had a lovely lunch at the Queens Head in Chiltington. We would definitely recommend the walk and instructions were very clear although be careful between stages 4 and 5 where it gets a little tricky. Enjoy the walk, Mark.

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Callum Johnson
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Annette Newall
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Caroline Bransden
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Caroline Bransden
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Jennifer Smith
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Michael Morcos
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