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    9.3 km
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    Stoughton Walk


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    The Stoughton Walk is great for families looking to get a bit of exercise in and spend time in nature. You will wander through two ancient towns along this path and beautiful views over South Downs National Park. In the summer months the path is blanketed with bluebells and wild garlic throughout.

    Route Description for Stoughton Walk

    Stoughton Walk takes you on a wonderful journey through the rural areas of West Sussex and showcases stunning views of South Downs National Park. The walk begins at the Stoughton Down car park, and once you pass the houses, a steady climb begins. Follow the chalky path for 300m and turn right. After another 100m turn left, and after about 1km you will come out to a field of which you will walk through before heading down the bank. This will take you to another field that has an airstrip through it, cross this and find the arrow that points you towards the forest.

    Continue following the path until you reach a small chalet bungalow and turn right, continuing along the path. You will then arrive at St. Michaels and if it is open, take a peek inside as it houses some beautiful paintings. As you walk on, you will pass through a few more fields, and you will continue to follow the markers. You will then arrive in the village of East Marden, and you can take a look around or continue to follow the markers until you reach the Stoughton Down car park where you began.

    Getting to the Stoughton Walk Trailhead

    To get to Stoughton Walk from the centre of Stoughton, take Broad Walk to Emsworth Common Road and then follow along on B2146, and in 5.6 km, you will reach your destination.

    Route Information

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      April - October

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