High Salvington – Clapham – Findon – High Salvington
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High Salvington – Clapham – Long Furlong – Findon – High Salvington
This beautiful walk explores the edge of the rolling West Sussex Downs just north of Worthing. The terrain is footpaths and bridleways, with just a little road-walking for the very end of the walk. The walk takes you across fields and through woodland. It is punctuated with beautiful views and a feast of wildlife; butterflies are particularly numerous throughout the summer months. Two particular points of interest can be seen on the walk. The first is the fascinating church in the tiny village of Clapham. It is very picturesque and is steeped in history. The second is High Salvington Windmill, an excellent example of a working post mill, dating from approximately 1750 (see notes on these below).
The walk begins in a car park adjacent to a patch of open downland, popular with dog-walkers and picnickers. After following a ridge you head down to zigzag through woodland and a series of small clearings. You come out at the north of Clapham Village and then head parallel to the Long Furlong road that joins the A24 at Findon to the A27 near Angmering. After crossing the road the walk takes you up a farm track and then across a series of fields on part of the Monarch's Way, a long-distance path. The final section of the walk takes you to the edge of Findon Village, then drops back down to High Salvington via a public open space known as The Gallops.
England - South England - West Sussex - South Downs
Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Play Area, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
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