Sheep and lambs at Plumpton College - - 1768845

View towards the Downs from Plumpton College

Walking near Plumpton (South Downs National Park, PDF)

  • 5 miles
  • pubs along the route
  • many stiles, generally flat, with some gentle undulation

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A fine circular walk from Plumpton station passing Plumpton Racecourse as you head towards the Downs across fields and stiles. The agricultural Plumpton College is reached after a couple of miles, and shortly after you pass the Elizabethan Plumpton Place and the Half Moon pub with a large garden nestling under the Downs. Head back to Plumpton via East Chiltington, where the Jolly Sportsman, another good pub with a large garden, is a short diversion away.

The Winning Post pub near Plumpton station is no more.