East Lavant - The Trundle - Haye's Down

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This is a stunning, circular walk requiring little direction, giving you plenty of time to appreciate the breathtaking views of the South Downs and the coastal plains for many miles around. The route starts from the pretty West Sussex village of East Lavant where you will find the Royal Oak for refreshments. Starting with a steady climb, there is a small deviation from the circular route to The Trundle - the Iron-Age hill fort on top of St Roche's Hill. Here you will walk along the Iron-Age ramparts with fantastic, far reaching views! Walking the crest of Haye's Down the route then drops down to the River Lavant, with a gentle amble back to East Lavant. Those with dogs may find it useful to know that there are no stiles on this walk, just kissing gates, which my Labrador managed with ease.

England - South England - West Sussex - South Downs

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland
06/04/2013 - Anne England

A beautiful spring day made this walk special, after our long cold winter! It was bone dry underfoot until the last leg back into Lavant, which was partly under water! We took a small diversion at way point 7, but this was no more than half a mile - and yet our smartphone GPS told us it was 6 miles, not 5! If I could upload a photo I'd show you the one where my son posed as Sylvia's labrador at the start of the walk!

29/10/2008 - Martyn Hickman

What great views, directions spot on. Shame the Lavant wasnt flowing today. Would love to do it again maybe reversed.

13/10/2008 - Addie Bambridge

12/10/08 - We had a gorgeous day for this wonderful walk. Directions perfect; note that at step 5 there's no West Dean bridleway sign, but the 'no vehicles' sign is on the fence. We didn't know what a 'trig point' is, but assumed it's the highest point on the trundle, hence the wrap-around view. No River Lavant to speak of, but we loved this walk and will do it again.

24/01/2008 - Ian & Sarah Jane Lloyd

We enjoyed this walk last Sunday morning. After a week of rain and miserable weather the conditions were good underfoot with just a small amount of easily negotiated mud along the bottom of the Downs. The views are as breathtaking as Sylvia suggests and the River Lavant was flowing.

05/12/2004 - Sylvia Saunders

Walked 1st Dec 2004. All instructions up to date. Sylvia Saunders

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