Stoughton

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When most people arrive at the quiet village of Stoughton they cannot resist walking in the outstandingly beautiful Kingley Vale Nature Reserve. However, this walk takes you up and over the hill on the opposite side of the road where the views and the woodland are just as spectacular, but much quieter and you will, hopefully, be able to enjoy the abundant wildlife. You will be unlucky if you don't spot some deer on this walk and if you do, look carefully at the herd and see if you can see our local celebrity, a completely white albino!

The first half of the route is a bit hilly but you are rewarded with fine views of the South Downs and across the Solent to the Isle of Wight - weather permitting! The walk takes you along tracks and field-paths with outstanding views as you emerge from the woodland onto the open down. There is just a short stretch along a quiet lane at the end, taking you past The Hare and Hounds, a superb county pub where all will find a good welcome for all of the family, including kids and dogs. See /www.hareandhoundspub.co.uk/ for up to date information.

This walk is a great favourite of mine and one which I find pretty reliable underfoot, even in the really muddy times of the year. However, all of the countryside has its muddy spots so please make sure that you wear appropriate footwear. This is also a great dog walk with just two easy stiles to negotiate.

England - South England - West Sussex - South Downs

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
30/11/2007 - Ian & Sarah Jane Lloyd

We enjoyed this lovely short walk through patches of woodland and along field edges earlier this week. As Sylvia suggests, we were lucky enough to see some Fallow Deer during this walk and we also saw lots of birds. Good instructions and no unavoidable mud.

28/02/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated February 2006.

17/12/2005 - Sylvia Saunders

Walked Dec 2005 -very good going under foot for this wet time of the year. One small part of the walk now updated.

09/12/2004 - Sylvia Saunders

Walked 9th Dec 2004. All paths well defined and instructions up to date. Sylvia Saunders

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