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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Saturday Walk Amberley Circular


Amberley Circular  T=swc.11

Distance: 11.1 Miles (17.8 km),  (or 15.1 miles/24.2 km with extension)

Difficulty: 5 out of 10


"The morning is flat, first passing through the river meadows of the Arun to the picturesque village of Amberley, and then following a route along the foot of the downs, with fine views up onto the ridge one way, and down onto the marshland of Amberley Wild Brooks the other. You get a brief taste of the Brooks, before passing through the park of a stately home, Parham House, and to lunch in Cootham.
After lunch there is a long but reasonably well-graded climb up onto the downs (which is what earns this a toughness rating of 5), and then there is an easy walk with fine views along the top of ridge, ending with a descent to Amberley."
It is also possible to extend the walk by doing the last leg of SWC Walk 100 along the Arun River to Arundel. 

Train: Take the 09:36 Southhampton/Bognor Regis train from London Victoria (stopping at Clapham Junction at 9:43 and East Croydon at 9:53), arriving at Amberley at 10:57Return trains from Amberley are at XX:17 to 21:17 then 23.03.  Buy a day return to Amberley or Arundel, if planning on doing the extension.


The recommended lunch spot is the Crown Inn (01903 742 625) in Cootham (5.5 miles/8.2 km into the walk). Probably worth booking. Tea and other late afternoon refreshments can be had at the Bridge Inn near Amberley Station. 








2 comments:

Bridie said...

Amberley Circular
N=11 off of the train
A lovely walk but nowt to report as rather boringly everybody was well behaved and nobody got up to anything untoward.
Lunch was a normal pub lunch neither wonderful nor awful though there was an interminable wait for the food (whats new Ed).
Trains were fine and on time and not crowded and the ticket inspector, Mark, was nice.
A couple of walkers went off-piste for a short cut (whats new Ed).
Even the weather was w=grey-most-of-the-day-with-a-little-sunshine-here-and-there

My apologies that this report is so boring but I can find nothing of humour to write.
God don’t you just hate yourself sometimes?

elizabeth parker said...

After the pub lunch, 5 of us enjoyed the fantastic views from the ridge walk back to amberley and some late sun and blue sky. 4 of us enjoyed a drink at the bridge pub, and I personally had a rhubarb crumble and ice cream...a good way to finish a walk. Highly recommended walk. I have a feeling some people did a very short cut!... Missing out the high route back?