This is one of my favourite local walks. If it was a real ale it would be called something like ‘Old Dependable’, I’ve walked it dozens of times, it’s familiar and never disappoints. It starts and finishes in Arundel, takes you through wooded parkland, crosses the meandering River Arun (twice), traverses classic high chalk downland, and swoops back to Arundel along a lovely dry valley. It’s just a shade under 19kms long, can be completed in under five hours and is just tough enough to justify a couple of pints or so of genuine real ale in Arundel before returning to Brighton (or wherever).
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Weather at the route's trailhead