West Marden - Stansted Forest - Watergate Hanger

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This is a lovely walk for all the family to enjoy. Starting from the Victoria Inn at the small village of West Marden, this varied, circular route takes you through the conservation area in Stansted Forest. After an initial fifty-metre climb through woodland, the route is fairly flat and takes you through field-paths and tracks, with a great chance of seeing deer along the way. Passing the driveway to Stansted House, you then drop through the hanger back to the Victoria Inn, where all will receive a warm welcome, along with good food and beers. Those of you with dogs may find it useful to know that my dog, a slim, fit Labrador who cannot jump, managed most of the stiles with ease. There were two which he couldn't do, but we found a way round them, as explained in the walk details.

England - South England - West Sussex - South Downs

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
13/12/2011 - Sue Whitaker

Very enjoyable walk and excellent instructions. Please note that the Victoria Inn is closed on Mondays so we went to the very good Village Store and Tearooms in the next village of Compton for post-walk refreshment.

22/04/2011 - Helena Pugsley

Wonderful walk for this time of year as the bluebells and the rape fields provide some gorgeous colour. At Step 7, after you turn left, if you follow the path on your right before getting to the iron gate along the tree line you will be able to go and visit Stansted House tea rooms - makes for a nice half way stop and only adds another 500 metres or so to the walk. We also visited the Victoria Inn for lunch and a pint at the end of the walk. Pleasant pub and surprisingly not too busy for Easter weekend. Food was nice although we felt a little pricey for the portion you got.

06/03/2007 - Ian & Sarah Jane Lloyd

A lovely Saturday morning walk. Sylvia's instructions are very clear. After a considerable amount of rain over the past few weeks some sections on the bridleways were muddy but relatively easy to negotiate. We spotted a Peacock butterfly enjoying the early Spring sunshine after its Winter hibernation.

28/01/2007 - Bev Butler

Another great walk and because lots of it is in woodlands, it was quite dry. Charming pub at the end, very welcoming and found us a table at short notice.

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