Marley Heights and Linchmere Circuit

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

Technical sheet
No. 4805156
A Linchmere walk posted on 31/01/21 by FamigliaG. Update : 01/02/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 6.14km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 121m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 121m
Highest point Highest point : 200m
Lowest point Lowest point : 108m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : South Downs
Location Location : Linchmere
Starting point Starting point : N 51.079364° / W 0.739734°
Download : -

Description

Start from Marley Common near the Serpent Trail.

(D/A) Follow the Serpent Trail until just short of Linchmere and, before coming to the road cut south to the Sussex Border Path. Meeting the path turn west to Lynchmere.

(1) Make a counter-clockwise circuit of the farms around the north of the village, following the edge of the forest south-east along Stanley Common until you reach the southern end of the village and cross the road to Cognor Wood.

(2) Head uphill until you reach a spectacular view to the south and head north over a field to the Sussex Border Path.

(3) Follow the SBP until you reach Marley Heights and descend to your starting point.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 158m - Marley Common
1 : km 2.14 - alt. 163m - Lynchmere
2 : km 3.41 - alt. 120m - Path
3 : km 4.84 - alt. 193m - Sussex Border Path
D/A : km 6.14 - alt. 158m - Marley Common

Useful Information

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

Other walks in the area

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

For more walks, use our search engine.

The GPS track and description are the property of the author.