Pulborough - Stopham

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A circular walk through very varied peaceful and beautiful countryside: farmland, woodland (some of which is extremely old) and through land surrounding famous horseracing stables. There is a large variety of wildlife. You also pass the beautiful and historic Stopham Church (partly dating back to Norman times) and Stopham Bridge (a designated Ancient Monument). Near the start and finish there is a pub (with garden overlooking the River Arun) - The White Hart at Stopham Bridge - and a cafe in the Wyvale Garden Centre.

While most of the walk is 'easy' there are two steep sections. The first is a steep descent of about 100 yards, helped by a handrail, between Waymarks 12 and 13. The second, between Waymarks 25 and 26, is a steep descent of about 100 yards followed by a not quite such steep climb of 120 yards.

As a circular walk you can of course join or finish at many points if you prefer. If travelling by train Waymark 7 is easiest; see access info' below.

If you enjoy this walk you might also want to try Walk 4256, from the same start point, through varied countryside - farmland, disused railway track, riverbank, heathland and woodland.

This walk was originated by Martin O'Keeffe. Walkingworld is delighted to welcome Keith and Ing-Marie Beldam as the new contributors now taking care of Martin's walks from May 2014. Walkingworld, admin and members, would like to say a huge thank you to Martin for all his excellent contributions over the years.

England - South England - West Sussex - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
30/10/2014 - Paul and Tracy Dawson

As the others have said, this is a super walk. We did it on a summer like day at the very end of October, the autumn colours were stunning. Excellent paths and bridleways. Good walk details.

15/08/2011 - Graham Ball

Great walk! Many thanks to Martin. Good variety of countryside with many lovely long distance views. A generally clear path, well described. Also got lost at the horse gallop but found the stile eventually. Thanks.

05/07/2010 - Chris Williams

Our very first "walkingworld" walk. 10 out of 10 and many thanks to Martin; truly excellent. We are beginners and used paths we would never have dreamed to use without your advice. Wonderful and varied walk. We went wrong twice: At 18 we followed the boundary round the back of the house and therefore took the wrong route. At 20 the stile is overgrown and we missed it. It is by the sign warning about horses galloping. Sincere thanks, we will definitely be trying more of Martin's walks. Thanks !!

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