Eastdean Hill

Climb a wooded hillside for views over East Dean and its downland valley.

Technical sheet
No. 18055492
A East Dean walk posted on 27/12/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 27/12/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h00[?]
Distance Distance : 2.56km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 85m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 85m
Highest point Highest point : 163m
Lowest point Lowest point : 76m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : South Downs
Location Location : East Dean
Starting point Starting point : N 50.908549° / W 0.71426°
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Description

(D/A) From the front door of The Star & Garter pub, turn left past the phone box.
Keeping the village green on your right, pass the Methodist chapel on your left and turn left at the road junction, signposted to Goodwood and Chichester.

Walking on East Dean Hill, pass Manor Farm as you leave the village. Continue uphill past the delimit signs and pass an overgrown quarry on your left (ignoring a footpath on the right).
After the road swings left, look out for a wooden fingerpost on the left with a Monarch’s Way roundel. Leave the road here and follow a narrow path through the trees to a gate.

Walk up the narrow field beyond, aiming gradually away from the road to a stile in the top left-hand corner. At the footpath junction beyond, go straight on among trees, before bearing left to emerge in a field. Turn right and walk along the field edge, with the road again to your right.

(1) At the next field entrance, with a footpath sign by a telegraph pole, turn left, at right angles to the road, and cross the field to the trees on the other side.
Enter the wood beyond a waymark post and follow the path-cum- track to a junction of tracks.

(2) Turn left, and shortly ignore a ride heading off on the right. At a rather misleading bridleway sign, leave the obvious track ahead and bear right onto the narrower, descending path. This path leads down through the trees, crossing a ride at a waymark post, to a path junction with a finger post.

(3) Carry straight on and emerge into fields with a view to East Dean ahead of you. Walk down the left-hand side of the field to the corner, then continue ahead between fields and under power lines. At the end of the field, drop down a couple of steps to a perpendicular path. Turn left, shortly ignoring a path off to the right. Carry straight on when you meet a metalled road (Droke Lane), past flint terraced cottages, to return to the Star & Garter.
(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 78m - The Star & Garter pub
1 : km 1.35 - alt. 158m - Telegraph pole
2 : km 1.62 - alt. 160m - Narrow path
3 : km 2.18 - alt. 91m - View to East Dean
D/A : km 2.56 - alt. 78m - The Star & Garter pub

Useful Information

One gradual climb and one stile. Field and woodland paths may be muddy in places and compacted chalky clay can be slippery after rain.

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The Star & Garter
Country Inn with rooms
FREE HOUSE
East Dean, Near Goodwood, Chichester,
West Sussex PO18 0JG
Tel : 01243 811 318
Website : www.thestarandgarter.co.uk
Email : info@thestarandgarter.co.uk

The Star & Garter is a gorgeous country pub, which nestles in the South Downs National Park and in the heart of the Goodwood Estate.
We have three comfortable en-suite bedrooms

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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