long man's walking guide to Sussex

A Compendium of Sussex Walks

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Stanmer Park Walks

Stanmer Experience Walks – Healthwalks and Nordic Walking (PDFs)

Stanmer Church

Stanmer Church

  • variety of walking routes to choose from – regular and Nordic – about 2.2 miles to 5.8 miles
  • fairly flat with some inclines
  • pub, tea room and toilets in Stanmer village. Pub at Falmer.
  • accessible by bus and train

trainbuscup of tea

A choice of walks starting in Stanmer Park.  Stanmer is a beautiful downland park containing the grade I listed Stanmer House (now partly a pub), the flintstone Stanmer Church, a pond and a  quiet village street cut off from the world with a good value tea shop. The walks take you through Stanmer Great Wood and onto the South Downs. Free guided weekly walks also available.

The Nordic Walks are three starter trails are available for beginners to learn Nordic Walking on accredited courses.

Some parts of the first health walk are suitable for wheelchair/buggy. Disabled parking and accessible toilet available.

 

Walks around Steyning: Three Ancient Village Churches

Bramber Castle, West Sussex, England, 14 Sept. 2011 - Flickr - PhillipC
Three Ancient Village Churches (PDF)

  • 4 miles 2 hours
  • mostly level with some stiles. Muddy in winter
  • pubs and toilets in Bramber. None on route. Ice cream van often in Bramber Castle car park.
  • accessible by bus

buscup of teachurch castle

Easy circular walk, starting from Bramber near Steyning, exploring three ancient churches of the Adur Valley, including the quaint Saxon church of St Botolphs. The walk also passes the ruins of Bramber Castle (an excellent picnic spot) and the medieval St Mary’s House. If you want to visit a further churches, Coombes Church, a little further down the country road from St Botolph’s is also well worth a visit and has wall paintings dating from around 1100. Walk 1 of the excellent Steyning Walks series.