A 7.5 mile circular walk over open Downland taking in Barpham Hill and Wepham Down. Wonderful views from Amberley Mount along the line of the Downs westward and out across the Weald over the Amberley Wild Brooks to Pulborough and beyond. Glimpses of the parkland and stately pile of Parham House will also be seen. We will go through earthworks including tumuli, a cross dyke boundary marker and an ancient settlement probably dating from the middle to late Bronze Age. The route is mostly on well-defined bridleways. There are some descents and a couple of short steep ascents and no stiles.
Dress appropriately for the weather and bring drinks and light refreshments for the walk. Dogs welcome if kept on leads whenever near livestock, on roads or requested by the walk leader.
At the end we will have our traditional annual picnic while enjoying the views from the top of Kithurst Hill. So get out your cookery book (or wallet) and bring along food to share. Any salad items, pies, quiches, rolls, cakes, fancies etc. welcome. Efforts are entirely optional of course: it’s your company we want the most!