BIGSumC 2019: Arundel Park viewpoint via Arundel

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BIG Summer Camp 2019
Aug 25

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The walk is 6 miles on good footpaths. There is a steep hill up onto the downs about halfway into the walk. Total ascent 300m.

This is one of the events organised as part of BIG Summer Camp 2019. 

A fairly easy but extremely rewarding 6 mile linear walk with a stunning vista about two-thirds in. Note this is a linear walk, and we will use the train to get to the walk start and then back to base camp.

We start at Ford Station, and wend our way for a mile or so up the tidal River Arun. We reach Arundel, a beautiful and historic yet buzzing town nestled in the South Downs, which will be in full swing with the Arundel Festival. After a brief mooch around the town, we continue on to climb onto the Downs themselves, via the tranquil Arundel Park, passing a folly en route. Eventually the view gives out to a panorama over the Arun Valley running north ahead, and views to the coastal towns looking behind. We will drop down to a shady wooded river path, and end our walk with a pint at the Bridge Inn next to the historic Houghton Bridge near Amberley. We then head back on the train to Angmering station to arrive back at base camp by 3pm.


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