Stopham (near Pulborough) - Fittleworth

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A circular walk through varied countryside: farmland, disused railway track, riverbank, old common and heathland and woodland.

A large variety of birds and animals may normally be seen (especially along the disused railway line and the old heathland and adjacent woods).
The walk also passes two country pubs (both with good gardens). You also pass the beautiful Stopham Church (some parts date back to Norman times) and Stopham Bridge (a designated 'ancient monument').

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, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Industrial Archaeology, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
13/07/2010 - Chris Williams

We are “beginners” at walking for pleasure and last week we did walk 5110 by Martin. We all felt that was a very interesting and varied walk but this week we needed something gentler. Wanting to stick with Martin we did 4256. Once again he treated us to a lovely walk. Being new to this there were parts which we would not have found without his guidance, and wouldn't have dreamt to have followed without knowing someone had been there first. I think this route may be a couple of years old as once again some paths looked little used and were fairly overgrown. Following the directions adds a lot to the walks and makes them far more entertaining. I suspect that walks are like crossword puzzles in that one gets to know the person setting them and I think that adds a lovely little twist to just going for a walk. However I believe we would have gone wrong once or twice if I didn’t have a GPS with the waypoints loaded. Martin, thanks for the effort you have put into your walks. And thanks to the Walkingworld team and all the contributors for the very hard work they put into this. I feel it is such a shame that so few walks get feedback. We will be sure to give feedback on every walk we do to thank the contributors and to let them know their efforts are genuinely appreciated.

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24.9 Miles