Chilgrove - East Marden - Hooksway - Chilgrove

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A lovely circular walk starting from what was the White Horse at Chilgrove. This is another lost country pub but it will be shortly opening as a The Fish House. See Additional Information. The route starts with climbing gently along a delightful track through yew trees. You then walk along the crest of the down with magnificent wrap around views of the coast and the South Downs. Passing by the tranquil village of East Marden with its Norman church, you then drop down to the isolated hamlet of Hooksway, where you will find the Royal Oak, an excellent country pub that welcomes walkers and serves good food and excellent beers.

Then you walk through Phillis Wood where you will see only young trees. This is because the area was flattened during the 1987 storm, but nature has made it beautiful once more. The route is varied, with a mixture of tracks, field-paths, woodland and open downland, with a quiet country lane leading you back to Chilgrove.

England - South England - West Sussex - South Downs

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, Restaurant, Wildlife, Woodland
16/03/2009 - Addie Bambridge

14/3/09 - Addie Bambridge & Friends We loved this walk; lots of variety. Some of the hills were a bit taxing but worth it for the views (and the exercise!). The Royal Oak serves excellent coffee and they even had Orangina, my favourite soft drink. To update, there's a new fingerpost at Waymark 19, on the right instead of the left. Regards, Addie & Co.

06/01/2009 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated January 2009.

15/08/2005 - Ian & Sarah Jane Lloyd

6th August 2005. Sylvia's directions, as always, are excellent for this walk and we thoroughly enjoyed it. There are some good views along the way and we benefited from the workout we got climbing all the stiles (some of which were quite a challenge even for relatively fit forty somethings!) Sarah & Ian Lloyd

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