Swanbourne Lake and Arundel Circular Walk

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4.8 km
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101 m
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Swanbourne Lake Walk

Swanbourne Lake is a beautiful walk along the emerald green shorelines. Hire a boat for the day and take in the captivating views surrounding you, such as the Arundel Castle. There are stiles along the way, but they are dog friendly with small dog doors, so take your furry friend.

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Route Description for Swanbourne Lake and Arundel Circular Walk

The Swanbourne Lake and Arundel Circular Walk is a captivating stroll around the emerald green lake. You will encounter some stiles, but don’t worry about getting your dog through as they have dog-friendly doors! This walk is great for the family as there aren’t very steep areas. It is a relaxing, enjoyable walk.

This walk takes you along the shores of Swanbourne Lake, where you can take in views of the intricately built Arundel Castle. Take your family and furry friend on a beautiful walk here and take a picnic to sit, eat and enjoy your surroundings.

At the beginning of the walk, you climb through a stile and follow the path that takes you along Swanbourne Lake. After taking in the views of the lake, you will walk along Mill Road towards Arundel Castle. Shortly after, you’ll leave Mill Road by taking a left onto Tarrant Street before taking a right onto King’s Arms Hill. 60 m later, head left onto Maltravers Street before turning right onto Mount Pleasant after 150 m of walking. Follow Mount Pleasant, veering left onto London Road. About 200 m later, go right to make your way back to where you began.

Insider Hints for Swanbourne Lake and Arundel Circular Walk

  • Hire a boat for the day and take in the scenery from a different vantage point
  • There is a shorter path along the lake that is wheelchair friendly
  • Make sure to bring a leash for your dog as there are a lot of sheep and cows that you may encounter on this path
  • There are human-made dog doors on all of the stiles

Getting to the Swanbourne Lake and Arundel Circular Walk Trailhead

To get to Swanbourne Lake from Arundel, head southeast on High St toward Maltravers Street and turn right. Then, turn right onto New Cut and turn left onto London Road. After 0.5 km, turn right to stay on London Road. After 0.2 km, keep left to stay on London Road, and you will arrive at your destination.

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  • When to do

    May - October

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  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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