Harting Down and West Harting Down

Note: July's walk will be on the fifth Monday of the month.

Please pack a picnic and bring a folding chair if you wish, and meet at West Town Car Park for car share and departure at 9.15.

Drive to Harting Down National Trust car park, grid reference SU790181, postcode GU31 5PW.

This is a car park which is free to NT members but takes payment by phone from non-members. If you are a member please say so in your reply if you intend to join the walk.

The walk is 4 miles with 500 feet of height gain, nothing steep, and no stiles. The route is in the shade most of the way. We set off westwards along the South Downs Way then turn southwards to Round Down, turning north again by Round Copse and Foxcombe Farm. We return to the car park along the South Downs Way.

More intrepid walkers may wish to divert slightly on the return by dropping into The Warren, adding 0.4 miles and 150 feet ascent to the total walk.

We can enjoy our picnic lunch with a view over South Harting and hills beyond.

A drink stop at the Village Tea Rooms in Compton Victoria Inn at West Marden is possible on the drive back to Hayling.

Please email Pam if you wish to join the walk, stating whether you would like a lift or could offer one.

This is the planned route:

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