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Shipley and the Knepp Castle Estate


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  • Meeting Time: 10:30
  • Approximate End Time: 15:30
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General information

An easy 7.5 mile circular walk in the Wealden flatlands just north of Worthing taking in part of the amazing 3,500 acre estate of Knepp Castle that is being carefully rewilded by its owners the Burrell family. There is more information about the rewilding process here.

If we’re lucky we may well see free-roaming pigs, deer and horses across the parkland. (When checking out the route the following were spotted: Exmoor ponies, Tamworth pigs, Longhorn cattle, fallow deer and storks!) We will also see several of the spectacular modern treehouses built as wildlife viewing platforms plus the ruins of the thirteenth century castle built by King John.

At the end of the walk there is the agreeable Crown Inn pub on the village green at Dial Post (RH13 8NH) if anyone fancies an after-walk drink.

Bring a packed lunch and drinks. As always wear clothes and boots suitable for the weather and the walk. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads throughout the Knepp Castle estate because of the other animals roaming free.

BOOKING: To support Covid contact tracing advance booking is required; all attendees should be either full GOC members or have the free trial online membership. See the booking section below. The event is of course free to attend. If you have difficulty booking then please contact the Sussex Group Coordinators at [email protected] or contact the Event Organiser using the message box below.

Terrain / Difficulty

Easy walk, no hills

Approximate Distance

7 miles

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