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Walking Rackham Hill from Amberley ( Download : )
distance 10.52km Vertical gain +179m Vertical drop -182m Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Houghton - West Sussex

This West Sussex walk offers a variety of scenery and includes a section of the South Downs Way National Trail. The route includes a visit to the village of Amberley from where convenient rail services are available.

distance 7.55km Vertical gain +27m Vertical drop -36m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Houghton - West Sussex

Starting from Amberley, this West Sussex Walk explores the River Arun visiting the villages of North and South South Stoke. The return route follows sections of the Monarch's Way and the South Downs Way.

Bignor Hill and The Denture from Amberley
distance 14.05km Vertical gain +262m Vertical drop -263m Durée 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Amberley - West Sussex

This West Sussex walk explores sections of two long distance trails from Amberley on the banks of the River Arun. The outward leg of the route follows the South Downs Way with the return along a section of the Monarch's Way.

distance 11.49km Vertical gain +149m Vertical drop -146m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Arundel - West Sussex

This West Sussex walk starts from Arundel with its Castle, Cathedral and lovely High Street. The route takes you through Arundel Park before dropping down to the path alongside the River Arun for the return to the start.

distance 12.65km Vertical gain +227m Vertical drop -225m Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Burpham - West Sussex

This West Sussex walk explores the South Downs to the north of Burpham village. Using a mixture of tracks and field paths the route offers some fine views and includes a section of the South Downs Way.

Walking Arundel to Amberley ( Download : )
distance 9.81km Vertical gain +51m Vertical drop -50m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lyminster and Crossbush - West Sussex

A linear West Sussex walk from Arundel to Amberley following the course of the River Arun. The return route can be completed using the regular train service.

Walking Loop in Slindon Estate ( Download : )
Loop in Slindon Estate
distance 2.14km Vertical gain +19m Vertical drop -19m Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Slindon - West Sussex

This walk in Slindon Estate is very easy and flat. Slindon Estate is 3500 acres of Sussex woodland, farmland, downland, and pretty villages all divided by paths, hedges, lanes and tracks leading up to the top of the downs.

South Downs Storrington to Pulborough
distance 13.76km Vertical gain +80m Vertical drop -106m Durée 4h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Storrington and Sullington - West Sussex

An easy, varied and beautiful nine-mile walk taking in small paths, Parham House grounds, woodland, Rackham, more woodland, Wiggonholt and Pulborough Brooks. Plenty to see and enjoy

Walking Roches Hill ( Download : )
distance 23.93km Vertical gain +466m Vertical drop -468m Durée 8h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lavant - West Sussex

This was a pleasant hike taking in a number of way marked trails with a number of small villages with friendly pubs to have well deserved drink and also some splendid views.

Walking Cowdray Castle ( Download : )
Cowdray Castle
distance 2.8km Vertical gain +14m Vertical drop -14m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Midhurst - West Sussex

Visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I, Cowdray Castle was partially destroyed by fire in 1793.

Walking Upper Beeding circular ( Download : )
Upper Beeding circular
distance 11.62km Vertical gain +196m Vertical drop -199m Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Upper Beeding - West Sussex

A nice variety - up high on the Downs, and back down to woodland, countryside, riverside - with Chanctonbury Ring frequently in view in the distance.

distance 6.1km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -6m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Birdham - West Sussex

An easy West Sussex walk that explores a part of the Chicheter Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route is popular with the possibility for a pub lunch at Dell Quay. The walk offers different perspectives of the landscape depening on tides.

distance 9.22km Vertical gain +191m Vertical drop -186m Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Elsted and Treyford - West Sussex

A West Sussex walk with a variety of contrasting scenery from woodland to rolling downs with expansive views. The route includes some ascents but these are rewarded by fine views. The walk also provides the opportunity to visit the Shepherd's Church near Didling.

Walking South Harting to Emsworth ( Download : )
distance 18.59km Vertical gain +198m Vertical drop -262m Durée 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Harting - West Sussex

Spectacular South Downs route to the coast - downland, woodland, Stansted Park, ending at Emsworth railway station.

distance 22.96km Vertical gain +474m Vertical drop -486m Durée 7h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Linchmere - West Sussex

A 23km tour of the hills to the south of Haslemere, with woodland, views and Shulbrede Priory, taking in elements of the Serpent Trail, Sussex Border Path and LipChis Way.

distance 6.14km Vertical gain +121m Vertical drop -121m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linchmere - West Sussex

A walk with two high sections and a bracing climb in the middle!

distance 7.69km Vertical gain +29m Vertical drop -29m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alfold - Surrey

A circular walk from Sidney Wood near Surrey (near the border with West Sussex). This attractive route explores mixed woodlands and old parkland as well as a long stretch of the old Wey and Arun Canal, built during the Napoleonic Wars and now reclaimed by nature with some stretches undergoing restoration. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council.

distance 11.98km Vertical gain +4m Vertical drop -4m Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Southbourne - West Sussex

Starting from Prinsted (just off the A259) this West Sussex walk explores the shoreline of Thorney Island which lies within the boundaries of the Chichester Harbour AONB. The route follows the Sussex Border Path for most of the way.

distance 13.48km Vertical gain +265m Vertical drop -268m Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Haslemere - Surrey

This Surrey walk combines two well know local landmarks in a circular walk. The route starts from Haslemere and climbs onto Gibbet Hill before continuing to take in the Devil's Punchbowl, which is a depression of sandy heath.

distance 14.46km Vertical gain +233m Vertical drop -233m Durée 4h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Haslemere - Surrey

A circular walk from Haslemere rail station through the surrounding heathland, farmland, Devil's Punchbowl and Gibbet Hill. This walk is published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council.

Black Down, West Sussex, from Haslemere
distance 17.44km Vertical gain +414m Vertical drop -411m Durée 6h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Haslemere - Surrey

Starting and finishing at Haslemere, Surrey, the main objective, Black Down, lies in nearby West Sussex. Black Down is the highest point in West Sussex rising to 917 feet above sea level. The walk passes through a variety of landscape and offers some suggestions for alternative routes.

Walking Chiddingfold and Sandhills ( Download : )
distance 9.11km Vertical gain +80m Vertical drop -80m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingfold - Surrey

A circular walk from the beautiful village of Chiddingfold, taking in the surrounding woodland and rolling fields with chance to visit a donkey sanctuary if you time it right. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council.

Walking Grayswood ( Download : )
distance 4.27km Vertical gain +92m Vertical drop -86m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Witley - Surrey

A circular walk from the village of Grayswood, passing through woodland and farmland. This walk is published through collaboration with Surrey County Council.

Walking Horsham Riverside Walk ( Download : )
distance 20km Vertical gain +64m Vertical drop -64m Durée 5h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Sussex

A suggested start of the walk is at Warnham Local Nature Reserve. Going clockwise, the route follows Chennells Brook and later picks up the Horn Brook near Leechpool Woods.

Walking Witley Trees and Commons ( Download : )
distance 8.21km Vertical gain +99m Vertical drop -90m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Witley - Surrey

A circular walk taking you through the historic village of Witley, with its beautiful surrounding rolling farmland and heathland, and with an opportunity to extend the route by exploring Mare Hill Common. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council.

Walking Hascombe Trees and Timber ( Download : )
distance 8.63km Vertical gain +126m Vertical drop -127m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hambledon - Surrey

Walk which can be extended/shortened from Hydon Heath car park, near Hascombe in Surrey. The walk explores several stretches of nearby mixed woodland (including a bluebell wood), as well as a stretch of the Greensand Way with fabulous views and the village of Hascombe with its beautiful church and pond. If you wish to extend the walk, please see the nearby "Hascombe Hill" route that begins mid-way through this route. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council.

Walking Ewhurst ( Download : )
distance 6.94km Vertical gain +41m Vertical drop -40m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ewhurst - Surrey

A circular walk from the village of Ewhurst in Surrey. The walk explores the beautiful local countryside, with stunning areas of mixed woodlands, rolling meadows, pretty streams and picturesque cottages and farms along the way. In the spring you will enjoy dazzling displays of bluebells and, on the return leg, there is a perfectly-framed view of Pitch Hill within the Surrey Hills. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council.

Walking Godalming Run ( Download : )
distance 22.19km Vertical gain +154m Vertical drop -156m Durée 6h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Godalming - Surrey

This walk takes in the stunning Surrey Hills countryside in and around Godalming town, it will take you out to the village of Bramley and along the River Wey.

Walking Inspiring Views Trail ( Download : )
distance 9km Vertical gain +159m Vertical drop -164m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wonersh - Surrey

A circular walk within the Surrey Hills which celebrates the Inspiring Views art project, visiting a number of beautiful viewpoints and discovering the sculptural benches and poetry inspired by these. You will be taken on a peaceful journey through the densely wooded rolling hills, interspersed with breath-taking viewpoints and artwork. The Inspiring Views project, the brainchild of Surrey Hills Arts, aims to discover, reveal and interpret the views from the Surrey Hills.

Walking Godalming and Eashing ( Download : )
distance 6.58km Vertical gain +48m Vertical drop -42m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Godalming - Surrey

A circular walk from Godalming Station in Surrey, exploring the valley of the River Wey, west of the town including the medieval stone bridge in Eashing. This walk is published through collaboration with Surrey County Council.

Walking Godalming and Hydon's Ball ( Download : )
distance 14.4km Vertical gain +209m Vertical drop -206m Durée 4h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Godalming - Surrey

A circular walk from Godalming Station in Surrey, taking in the woodlands, lakes and old lanes to the south of the town, including a climb to the top of Hydon's Ball where you will be rewarded with magnificent views. This walk is published through collaboration with Surrey County Council.

Walking Elstead Common ( Download : )
distance 7.22km Vertical gain +20m Vertical drop -20m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Peper Harow - Surrey

An easy access walk around Elstead Common, enjoying sections of woodland, open areas of heath and several ponds and streams. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council.

Walking Churt Walk ( Download : )
distance 12.64km Vertical gain +113m Vertical drop -107m Durée 3h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Frensham - Surrey

This walk takes you through the stunning heathland of South West Surrey.

distance 8.15km Vertical gain +73m Vertical drop -65m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Frensham - Surrey

This delightful 10 kilometres (6 mile) route takes you around the village of Frensham, through heathland and woodland.

Walking Tilford Birds and Bridges ( Download : )
distance 11.78km Vertical gain +73m Vertical drop -72m Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Frensham - Surrey

A picturesque walk taking in the Frensham Great and Little Ponds and the River Wey, discovering the medieval bridges at Tilford and enjoying an abundance of birds and wildlife. This walk is published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council.

Walking Capel Loops ( Download : )
distance 8.55km Vertical gain +32m Vertical drop -36m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Capel - Surrey

An enjoyable walk in two sections, making it ideal for a lunchtime stop in Capel village. There is an option to shorten the route by completing just the first loop. The walk passes through farmland and woodland, with beautiful wildflowers in the spring. There are good views to Leith Hill and the North Downs.

Walking Waverley Medieval ( Download : )
distance 10.03km Vertical gain +147m Vertical drop -141m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tilford - Surrey

An undulating circular walk from Tilford village passing close to The Sands village and the historic ruins of Waverley Abbey. From the top of Crooksbury Hill there are good views to the South Downs on a clear day. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council.

Walking Dockenfield ( Download : )
distance 4.78km Vertical gain +52m Vertical drop -50m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Frensham - Surrey

A circular pub walk from The Bluebell in the Surrey village of Dockenfield, exploring the local village paths, woodlands and open fields along the way. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk has several steady climbs and descents throughout. The paths through the woodlands can get very muddy, slippery or waterlogged after wet weather, so good boots are required (or wellies with grips in the winter).

Walking Beare Green ( Download : )
distance 5.32km Vertical gain +40m Vertical drop -42m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Capel - Surrey

An undulating walk through farmland and woodland starting from Holmwood Station in Beare Green village. On a clear day there are good views to the Greensand Ridge and the North Downs. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council.