Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith

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This walk starts off from outside the parish church of St Mary and St Andrew. Just behind the church grounds are the remains of St Faith's Benedictine Priory, which was built in 1105AD and remained there until the Dissolution. Some of the remains are now built into a more modern house and create a lovely picture and ensures preservation.

The route passes the priory and follows a footpath north to Newton St Faith, which is Horsham's sister village. The post office is just off the route to the left when you arrive here. The return again follows a footpath but this time heads around to East Farm, which does offer some lovely views of the countryside. From East Farm it's a simple walk along country lanes to get back to the church.

Only a kilometre to the west from the church is a fantastic earthwork of a motte and bailey castle. If time allows I would highly recommend a quick stop and walk down to the earthworks, as it is an amazing scene!

England - East England - Norfolk - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Wildlife
11/03/2013 - Joe Jackson

Thank you Dawn, I have now added the amendment to the waypoint description.

08/03/2013 - Dawn Pedley

Completed this walk this morning and found that at walk instruction no. 10, there is no wooden post on the left, marking a public footpath, so initially wasn't sure if we had gone far enough and had to retrace our steps. It would perhaps be more accurate for direction no. 10 to read, 'Continue to follow the track round to the right and past farm buildings. Just before the last two farm buildings (on left), there is a private driveway leading off to the right, and just after this, on the right hand side, you will see a narrow footpath opening with small post ,with dog fouling sign. If you have reached the stream crossing you have gone too far!' Then instruction 11 is fine onwards.

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