A circular walk taking in Goodwood Racecourse and Iron Age hillfort The Trundle.
The walk offers a very good perspective of Goodwood Racecourse, billed with some justification as the world's most beautifully situated racecourse; takes in three downland villages: Charlton, Singleton and West Dean; and takes in Iron Age hillfort - built on the site of an earlier, Neolithic settlement - The Trundle, on St Roche's Hill.
If the weather is kind there will be fine views over both an unspoilt section of the South Downs and down toward the coast including Chichester and the Isle of Wight. There are three climbs!
Please bring a packed lunch and drink for the walk. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather and terrain, including decent walking shoes if possible. Dogs are welcome if kept on leads whenever near livestock, on roads or requested by the walk leader. We will be joined on this walk by a small group from Portsmouth University working on a 10min filmed item about LGBT+ life. Participation is entirely optional and will be explained further at the start of the day.
Tea and coffee will be provided at the end. Contributions of cakes and biscuits to share will be very welcome.
Terrain / Difficulty
Good paths, some 300 m ascent