Stane Street and Bignor Hill
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On a fine day in almost any season the South Downs are utterly beautiful. This walk takes in Stane Street, the Roman Road that ran from London to Chichester. It has majestic views in both directions.
The walk begins at the car park in Bignor Hill, so starts with a great view. The stroll along the ‘agger’ of Stane Street is highly evocative, and the extensive remains make it easy to imagine being a Roman aristocrat or soldier on your way to Chichester (Regnum).
The walk also takes in Gumber Farm, which has a bothy and was frequented by Hilaire Beloc; and later in the walk, you cross the site of a Neolithic Camp, before finishing off on the South Downs Way, a reminder that all eras have created routes along these ridges.
This walk features in the 'Pathways' book - for more information click on the link on the Walkingworld homepage.
England - South England - West Sussex - South Downs
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