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West Marden Circular Walk is a 5.3 mile loop trail located near Chichester, West Sussex, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 994 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Partially paved Views
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Getting There

This short, circular walk gently undulates with views down to the Solent and the Isle of Wight in the south and Telegraph Hill in the north. There are several gentle climbs and descents throughout. The initial and final couple of hundred yards are on the road, so take care on these stretches. You will need to negotiate gates and stiles, but these all should be easy enough for a dog to get through. Except some cattle or sheep along the way.

West Marden lies on the B2146. Once in the village, at the crossroads, take the road south signed to Rowland Castle. Pass the Victoria Inn on the right and Noredown Way is a short distance on the left. I have found this to be the best place to park. The approximate post code is PO18 9EP.

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Brian Harrison
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Beth Clarkson
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Lots to see, mixture of fields and forest. A few gradual hills to master but nothing too strenuous. There is one steep descent where a rope has been placed so best to have good footwear so you don’t slip.

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Andrew Hoyle
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Really enjoyed this walk. Some parts are pretty overgrown but there's a great mixture of shady wood and open arable plus fabulous countryside to keep everyone happy. The second time we walked this route, we stayed in the Idsworth woods, (not going down to the stiles, ice house and walking along the open field) but walked straight ahead thru the wood, re-joining the original route at the wooden steps on the right. We also cut off the very last part of the walk (see black dotted line) as it is very open and not great for our dog, who overheats with too much sun. This is a fab walk, one of our favourites.

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Sarah Powell
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Husband and I really enjoyed this walk. Very pleasant on a sunny day.

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Alan Aplin
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Really enjoyed this walk. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Walk had plenty of variety of landscape and views. Looking forward to doing it again!

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joy Painting
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lovely mix of woodland and grass land. towards the end of the walk stiles have been replaced by kissing gates.

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nancy nancy
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Lovely walk with views towards Isle of Wight. Don't recommend walking this route after rain as it was extremely muddy and slippery!

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Julie Pickering
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Malcolm Peskett
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Charlie Rutter
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