Albourne Village and Blackstone Circular

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The walk starts in the pretty village of Albourne, which simply means ‘the stream by the alder trees' and you will see what prompted the name during the walk. The walk passes Yew Tree Farmhouse, home of Sydney Hole, one of the most respected farmers in the South and winner of the 'Best Managed Dairy Farm' on four occasions. You will pass a little of what remains of the dairy industry during the walk. The walk takes you to the hamlet of Blackstone, fishing lakes used by the Isfield and District Angling Society and includes Albourne's Norman St Bartholomew Church which is worth a visit. The church bell turret houses only one bell, but it is one of Albourne's treasures. The bell was made by Peter the Potter between 1282 and 1307 and is one of the oldest church bells in the county. You can see the gravestones of several members of the Hole Family, including Fanny.

The walk is pretty flat and on good paths, but there are about eight stiles.

England - South England - West Sussex - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, River, Woodland

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10.6 Miles