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    Around the River Arun

    Saturday 14th September

    Distance 15.4 Miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 10:30 Host Holly M Start Location BN18 9PH

    Meeting point: Arundel Station

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Join us as we set off from the pretty country town of Arundel on the towpath of the River Arun along the Monarch's Way. Climbing up Warningcamp Hill and circling around Michelgrove Park in the woods before climbing once again up Barpham Hill. We continue over Wepham Downs until we reach the South Downs Way.

After a packed lunch, the afternoon starts with excellent views over the Downs to the south and Amberley Wild Brooks to the north. We drop down into the small village of Amberley, stopping at the tea shop for drinks only, crossing over the Houghton Bridge we join back up with the towpath of the River Arun. 

The latter part of the afternoon is enjoyed by exploring Arundel Park with its rolling landscape and excellent views over to the Castle. We end the walk back in the town centre of Arundel and an ice cream by the River. 

Our walk gradings

  • E


    Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

  • L


    Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.

  • M


    Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.

  • S


    Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.

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About our walks

Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.

All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.

Please remember

  • Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Bring something to drink, even if the walk has a pub stop. On most full day walks you'll need to bring a picnic lunch. The walk details will show this.
  • If you wish to bring your dog on a walk, you must ask the walk leader in advance as some walks are not suitable for dogs.
  • Please arrive early so that the walk can start on time. We'll wait up to 10 minutes if you let us know you've been delayed en-route.

All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.

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