Ramblers - Eartham Woods to the Downs, 8 miles *FULLY BOOKED* 

Join Ramblers to walk through the historic Eartham Woods (keep an eye out for deer and butterfly!) up to the South Downs Way and back.The route starts by crossing Eartham Woods on Stane Street, the Roman road from Chichester to London Bridge. Then, move through farmland to open downland and a steady ascent up Great Down, with incredible views back to the coast. There is a steady gentle ascent up Great Down for about 20 minutes and some short inclines in the rest of the walk. The landscape is mature woods, farmland and open downs. Paths are generally good but may be muddy in wet weather. 

Time: 10am
Meeting point: Eartham Woods forestry Commission car park, off the A285 going north from Chichester to Petworth. Grid reference SU938107. Postcode PO18 0NA.
Cost: Free of cost. Registration in advance is essential. Register here.  

Weald & Downland Living Museum, 2 miles

Join Richard Pailthorpe, former Museum Director, on a guided two-mile stroll around the Museum parkland which will include the coppiced woodland and the adjoining boundary with West Dean Park. The Museum site forms part of the 19th Century eastern landscaped parkland created by the James family. The walk will explore areas that are not usually accessible to Museum visitors. Participants will learn about the development of the Museum from when it was founded in 1967 and the history of the surrounding landscape over the last 2000 years, taking in some spectacular views along the way. In general the walk will be relatively easy going along established footpaths, however, please note there is one small uphill section. Dogs on a lead and all ages welcome.

Time: 10am
Meeting point: Museum café PO18 0EU
Cost: £5 each to include 50% discount for return visit to Museum.  Booking essential - book here

 

Ramblers - Linking the countryside to the City, 9 miles

Join Ramblers for a nine mile flat walk around the North West of Chichester. The route will take you into the the historic Roman City of Chichester, through several charming parks and then returns to the start point at Lavant. Lunch will be in Priory Park where you can admire the City Walls, the Guildhall and the remains of a Norman motte, there are also toilet facilities and a cafe in the park. Some of the parks visited on this walk have restrictions on dogs so this walk is for registered assistance dogs only. There is the option of using public transport to travel to the start (No 60 bus).

Time: 10.15am
Meeting point: Sheepwash Lane, Lavant (north side of village green). Grid reference SU 858038. Postcode PO18 0AH.
Cost: Free of cost. Registration in advance is essential. Register here.  

 

Roman Chichester Walk, 1 hour

Join the team from the Novium Museum to discover the role played by the Romans in creating the stunning City of Chichester that we see today. From walking the walls to the road layout in the centre, modern day Chichester has many features put in place by the Romans close to 2,000 years ago. This fun and gentle walk will last approx. one hour and is aimed at a family audience.

Time: 11am
Meeting Point: The Novium Museum
Cost: £3 per person. Registration in advance is essential. Register here
 

 

The Hornet Alehouse city walk and pub lunch, 4 miles

Join Chichester's micropub, The Hornet Alehouse for a 4 mile walk incorporating North and South City Walls, Centurion Way, Brandy Hole Copse and Oaklands Park.  Joining the walk will be David Muggleton, author of the book Chichester Pubs who will point out some former pubs along the route.
The walk concludes with a ploughmans lunch and a pint of cask ale or cider at the end of the walk.
Time: 11am
Meeting point: Hornet Alehouse, PO19 7JL
Cost: £12 to include lunch and a drink.  Book direct with Hornet Alehouse by sending a message via https://www.thehornetalehouse.co.uk 

 

All Aboard, 2 miles

Join Dr Bill Martin from the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group on a fascinating two-mile stroll around seaside haven of Selsey, exploring the town's fascination for railway carriage homes. Originating from various railway lines, these carriages arrived in the 1930s and helped to meet the ever-growing demand for accommodation during the summer. See how the ‘railway homes’ look today while taking in the views of the stunning coast. 

Time: 2pm 
Meeting point: East Beach car park PO20 0SZ
Cost: Voluntary contributions to the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group are welcome. Car park charges apply. Registration in advance is essential. Register here