long man's walking guide to Sussex

A Compendium of Sussex Walks

Tag: Public House Walk

World’s End Patching Walks

Bluebells at Clapham Wood Sussex

World’s End Walk (Hall & Woodhouse, PDF) and Patching Circular (Argus Website)

  • 3.2 miles, 80-100 mins (Hall & Woodhouse walk), 5 miles, 2 and a half hours (Argus Walk)
  • both walks start and end at the World’s End pub in Patching, near Worthing, just off the A27
  • accessible by bus

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The Hall & Woodhouse Walk is an enjoyable and interesting walk over gently undulating Sussex hills with lots of variety including open fields, good views, wooded tracks, peaceful lanes and a lovely amble through the village of Patching. This is one of Hall and Woodhouse’s public House Walks, with the walk starting and finishing at the dog-friendly and attractive World’s End pub.

The Patching Circular starts and ends at the pub too, but takes in the village of Clapham with its Church of St Mary the Virgin, believed to have been built in the 12th century, and Clapham Wood, known for its profusion of bluebells in the spring.

Clapham Wood may seem like an ordinary wood, but as well as its bluebells,  it is known for UFO sightings, devil-worship, animal disappearances and murder – see The Clapham Wood Mystery.  Enjoy your walk!

Black Rabbit Arundel Pub Walk

Arundel Castle

Black Rabbit Walk (Hall & Woodhouse, PDF)

  • 3 miles
  •  starts and finishes at the pub
  • accessible by bus
  • train – combine with Walks in Arundel for longer walk, extending to Arundel

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Follows the course of the Arun River from the riverside Black Rabbit pub along a raised bank to the small hamlet of South Stoke and d return enjoying quiet lanes and good views water meadows and towards Arundel Castle.This is one of Hall and Woodhouse’s Public House Walks.