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Sunday, 26 May 2019

Sunday Walk – [295] Angmering Park and Highdown Gardens

Extra Walk 295 – Arundel to Goring-by-Sea
Length: 14 km (8.7 miles), with longer options. Toughness: 3/10.

09:33 Portsmouth Harbour train from Victoria (Clapham Jct 09:40, East Croydon 09:49), arriving Arundel at 11:02. The possible return stations are on a different line but a return to Littlehampton is the same fare and covers both routes.

Direct return trains from Goring-by-Sea are hourly at xx:27 (to 20:27). You could also take a Brighton train at xx:47 and change there (to 19:47, then 20:40 & 21:29).

As is becoming all too common the original lunch pub on this gentle South Downs walk closed abruptly earlier this year. However, The World's End is a good alternative with a large garden, and there's an improved middle section (with less road noise) to get there a bit sooner. It's quite close to the end of the walk but that should (a) leave more time to enjoy Highdown Gardens and (b) encourage you to try one of the possible extensions: an extra loop down to the seafront, or an alternative ending in Angmering (where the trains back leave 4 minutes before Goring). Some even longer extensions (to Worthing or Littlehampton) are also suggested and it would be good to have feedback from anyone trying these.

You'll need to bring the walk directions from the Arundel to Goring-by-Sea walk page.

1 comment:

Sean said...

n=7 walkers on a w=breezy-and-overcast-but-no-rain sort of day. No problem getting Sunday lunch at the World's End as it was just about warm enough to sit outside. Highdown Gardens as nice as ever. Tearoom under new ownership and not as quirky as before; slightly less choice (no fruitcake!) but no real complaints.

Once again the gloomy weather on this walk deterred anyone from trying out the optional extensions, but one walker helpfully explored a different ending with less road noise which will be incorporated shortly.