Surrounded by the South Downs National Park, Boxgrove offers a variety of beautiful walks ranging from short walks to the surrounding hamlets, or a slightly longer walk towards Goodwood. including the Halnaker Circular loop trail, which is 3.9 miles long and takes you through some superb woodland. This quaint Parish holds a significant amount of historical value and gained some fame in the 1980s for the discovery of the Boxgrove Man, who is thought to have died over half a million years ago.
Places of interest
Halnaker Windmill is a Grade II listed building, that acts as an iconic feature on the South Downs with far-reaching views of the coast and surrounding area. The windmill is perched on Halnaker hill and is surrounded by beautiful grassland, rich in wildlife. The surrounding fields form part of the South Downs National Park and the protected area around the windmill attracts many types of flora and fauna. The windmill is accessible along a track that once formed part of the historic Chichester to London Roman known as Stane Street through an attractive and often photographed archway of trees. This location is the perfect spot to rest and appreciate the local wildlife or enjoy a picnic.
There’s a traditional country pub in Halnaker, The Angelsey Arms, which serves excellent food and drinks and a spacious beer garden, which is a lovely place to eat with family and friends when the weather is warmer.
You may also want to visit Boxgrove Priory ruins that has been apart of the parish for over 900 years, dating back to the early twelfth century. The remains include a two-story guesthouse and are often used to provide a backdrop for photographs.