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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Saturday Third Walk

Extra Walk 11:  Amberley Circular:   Out Along the Foot of the South Downs above Wild Brook Wetland and Back along the Ridge of the Downs

Distance:  11.1 Miles

Difficulty:  5 out of 10, mainly flat with one long, but well-graded, hill

Train:  Take the 9:32 Southampton Central Southern train from London Victoria, arriving at Amberley at 10:57.  Return trains from Amberley are at 17:17, 18:17, 18:59, 19:29, 20:29 and 21:29.   Buy a day return to Amberley. 
This lovely walk around Amberley and along the Downs -- covering both the lowlands and the magnificent South Downs ridge itself. More information and the instructions can be found here.
The recommended lunchtime pub is The Crown Inn in Cootham (tel 01903 742 625), about 5.5 miles into the walk.  The Sportsman in Cross Gate (tel 01798 831 787) or Parham House in Parham Park (01803 744 888) are both possible earlier lunch stops at (2.6 miles and 4.6 miles into the walk, respectively).  Larger groups should call ahead and provide some warning. 
The Bridge Inn near the train station in Amberley provides refreshing post walk libations.

Enjoy the walk!


DGA said...

WALKERS =7 mostly sunny. Masses of walkers got off the train but gathered around at least one leader waving a piece of paper; perhaps it was Neville Chamberlain.
The marshes were fairly dry so we didn't trail mud thankfully. Amberley village and the Deer Park were pretty as we passed through. The Crown at Cootham served up tasty meat pies, fish & chips and refreshing liquids alfresco. It seemed to get much warmer as we ascended onto the Downs where we encountered horse riders and several cyclists. We had a clear view of the coast and the Isle of Wight.
After descending one caught the 4.17, two drove home and three of us enjoyed tea and tiffin at the Riverside Cafe in a bit of a sun trap with semi-tropical trees and sparrows for company before catching the 5.17 along with the seventh walker.

DGA said...

n=7 w=warm-and-sunny