Walderton - Stansted House - Racton Monument
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This lovely circular walk starts at the delightful village of Walderton with its superb pub, The Barley Mow. The walk is fairly flat walking, mainly on well-defined tracks and lanes, taking you past Stansted House where you can enjoy the Pavilion Tea Rooms in a restored Victorian glasshouse.
Then it takes the old pack-horse road from Chichester to Portsmouth - a delightful old track used in medieval times during the winter when the current A27 route was too boggy. You will pass by Racton Monument. This mysterious ruin dates back to 1772 and was built for Lord Halifax as a landscape feature, see 'additional information'. The route descends to the road with outstanding views across to Walderton Down and Kingley Vale.
Field-paths lead you to your return to Walderton along the banks of the pretty River Ems, but be warned: this is a 'part-time' river and dries up without trace during times of drought.
England - South England - West Sussex - South Downs
Ancient Monument, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, River, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland
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