Jun 092012

A walk in the South Downs National Park taking in south of the River Arun and the South Downs Way.

Distance: 19.0 km (approx 11.8 miles)
Time: approx 4.5 hrs
Height gained: 438 m
Map: Explorer 121 – Arundel & Pulborough
Parking: Amberley station car park (TQ 026117)
Refreshments: “George & Dragon” pub, Houghton (TQ 017144)

Whiteways cafe (TQ 001108)

Amberley Tea Rooms (TQ 031130)

View the route in OS Openspace: Amberley and South Downs Way

Route: (Clockwise) Amberley station – Houghton Bridge – North Stoke – South Stoke – Houghton – Whiteways Cafe – South Downs Way – River Arun – Amberley – Highdown – Amberley station

Note: The final leg of the route from Highdown back to Amberley station (on the south side of Ameberley Museum follows a overgrown footpath that seems to end a precipitous drop into the old quarry at Amberley Museum. I ended up climbing over barbed wire fence and straying off public rights of way to get back to the car park. It’s best to follow the road from Highdown to pass on the north side of the Museum. This would also avoid waist-high stinging nettles!