High Salvington – Clapham – Findon – High Salvington

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High Salvington – Clapham – Long Furlong – Findon – High Salvington

This beautiful walk explores the edge of the rolling West Sussex Downs just north of Worthing. The terrain is footpaths and bridleways, with just a little road-walking for the very end of the walk. The walk takes you across fields and through woodland. It is punctuated with beautiful views and a feast of wildlife; butterflies are particularly numerous throughout the summer months. Two particular points of interest can be seen on the walk. The first is the fascinating church in the tiny village of Clapham. It is very picturesque and is steeped in history. The second is High Salvington Windmill, an excellent example of a working post mill, dating from approximately 1750 (see notes on these below).

The walk begins in a car park adjacent to a patch of open downland, popular with dog-walkers and picnickers. After following a ridge you head down to zigzag through woodland and a series of small clearings. You come out at the north of Clapham Village and then head parallel to the Long Furlong road that joins the A24 at Findon to the A27 near Angmering. After crossing the road the walk takes you up a farm track and then across a series of fields on part of the Monarch's Way, a long-distance path. The final section of the walk takes you to the edge of Findon Village, then drops back down to High Salvington via a public open space known as The Gallops.

England - South England - West Sussex - South Downs


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Play Area, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
8/29/2017 - David Simkins

A good walk and easy to follow information however I think it is perhaps time that the authors walk it again as there are some minor tweaks they may like to incorporate as it is probably now 3 or 4 years since submitting. A few photos may also need renewing. For those not wanting to do the full walk they may like to walk back along the full length of honeysuckle lane to reach the carpark.

10/29/2014 - Paul and Tracy Dawson

Superb walk on good paths. Ever changing lovely views, woodland, downs, fields, paddocks and windmill! :-) Quite a few redundant stiles along the way :-(, plus point for the Mrs. as most are a bit high for her! Be prepared for the zigzag path at the end though. Spot on guide details. Thank you David and Victoria

11/21/2012 - Alan Sturges

Can only concur with the previous comment a fine walk, good paths and great views. Excellent

1/19/2012 - Andy McTaggart

Big Thanks to David & Victoria for compiling this excellent downland walk. I had previously passed on this one believing it to be too close to the suburban sprawl north west of Worthing. We walked it on a fine and sunny day in early January and other than a brief detour to the Black Horse Pub in Findon village for a lunch stop, we enjoyed some stunning downland walking. The Black Horse served up a very friendly welcome and some good food in front of an open log fire. and also Allowing our two dogs to join us in the bar area was a welcomed bonus. I cannot wait to enjoy this walk again and to take in one of my favourite Sussex views looking across the Long Furlong in the Summer. Highly Recommended and a very enjoyable and pleasant surprise complete with some glorious vistas.

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