South Midweek Walk 2021 - Storrington Scarp Scramble

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Jun 02

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7 miles, some steep inclines that will make you out of breath but should be able to pace it to suit all reasonably fit walkers.

Join Justin and Matt for a circular 7 mile walk starting from St Mary's Church Storrington.  We Will head straight up onto the downs via a fairly steep bridleway to join a path parallel to the South Downs Way where we will turn right and and eventually merge onto the Southdowns way at Kithurst hill car park. We will continue anly the South downs Ways for a few miles before turning on a bridleway down the scarp slope again.  Crossing the B2139, we go along the quiet Rackham St through, surprisingly Rackham, until we reach the entrance to Parham House Deer Park.  We walk along the whole park, past ancient trees and Parham House itself, and if lucky, and not making too much noise (very likely) we might see some deer and other creatures.

We emerge unto the A283, past the gliding field and a short walk to the Country pub of Coolham where we can pause for a drink and some food if covid permits (may be necessary to order in advance depending on Covid precautions but we will know nearer the date).

From here, if daylight is on our side, we can go via a foot path through a small wood and back to Storrington centre on small lanes and recreation/cricket ground and quiet housing. 

There is no late public transport so arriving by car is unfortunately the only option.

Check out other summer mid week walks in the area by searching on "South Midweek Walk 2021".

All photos are take by ODL member Justinc and are free to use for ODL

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St Mary's Church Storrington
South Downs
South Downs
Storrington from South Downs
St Mary's Church Storrington
South Downs
South Downs
Storrington from South Downs


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