South Midweek Walk 2021 - Storrington Scarp Scramble
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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.
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What to bring
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Water: bring at least a litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots, sturdy trainers or wellies
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Bring something to snack on to keep you going if necessary.
We will aim to eat at the Crown at Cootham - if not we can get Fish and Chips in the Village Centre.
(note the spelling mistake).
If you do not want to eat, then bring your own but be aware we are planning to stop at this pub, and it might be better to eat your food outside the pub garden then join us to avoid embarrassment. Bring any snacks you might need to keep you going until we stop at the pub.