Nearby Walks

The walks listed here require a short drive from Angmering to get to the starting points.


Cissbury Ring

3mi / 4.8km

A lovely walk around the crown of a beautiful hill steeped in ancient history. The route approaches Cissbury Ring from the south, before going in a complete circle round the top, following Iron Age fortifications constructed over two millennia ago. The views throughout this walk are superb, especially the panoramic ones from the hill, and if you’re lucky you’ll see the small herd of wild New Forest ponies that call this place home.

Map & guide to Cissbury Ring walk


Patching Hill

3.2mi / 5.1km

A walk through woods with wide pathways and then onto Patching Hill, from which there are lovely views. A good walk for spring (beautiful bluebells), summer for the cool greenness of the woods and autumn for the colours. There are three stiles and it can be muddy in winter / after excessive rain.

Map & guide to Patching Hill walk


Angmering Park Stud Farm

3.7mi / 6km

A circular, flat walk, involving one stile. The walk takes you through woods and fields and past the picturesque house and gardens of Angmering Park Stud Farm.

Map & guide to Angmering Park Stud Farm walk


Amberley Mount

5.8mi / 9.3km

A spectacular downland ramble winding through some of the finest scenery in Sussex. The walk begins on the South Downs Way, with incredible views in all directions, before arriving at the brow of Amberley Mount (cameras at the ready!), then loops back along idyllic countryside tracks and pathways.

Map & guide to Amberley Mount walk


Ferring Rife

3mi / 4.8km

A pleasant flat walk which takes in the very pretty, rural Ferring Rife stream and combines it with country lanes, views of local countryside and a walk back along the greensward. No stiles. This is a year-round walk – lots of greenery and wildlife in spring and summer. Easy underfoot and wild seas in winter.

Map & guide to Ferring Rife walk


Poling to Lyminster

3.1mi / 5km

A completely flat walk with no stiles that meanders from Poling through fields, along copses and past chicken coops to Lyminster, before running for a little while on the pavement along Lyminster Road, and then heading back along rural lanes to return to Poling.

Map & guide to Poling to Lyminster walk


Woods, Downs and Donkeys

4.1mi / 6.6km

A great walk for varied scenery and glorious views, and donkeys as an added bonus! The woodland bridle path is clear, but a bit uneven in places and potentially muddy in winter. There are bluebells in spring. The tracks after the woods are very easy to navigate and open up into sweeping downland views at the trig point.

Map & guide to Downs and Donkeys walk


Wepham Wood

2.4mi / 3.9km

A straightforward woodland walk, with well-marked, flat paths. When the weather is dry this walk would be suitable for a buggy. The best time of year is spring when the bluebells are out. It is an easy way to see them without having to walk too far with children. Lovely any time of year though.

Map & guide to Wepham Wood walk


South Stoke

5.4mi / 8.7km

A varied walk that starts at Swanbourne Lake, taking you along the River Arun to the pretty village of South Stoke, then up a fairly steep climb overlooking the Arun Valley, with stupendous views from the top, before descending back down to the lake.

Map & guide to South Stoke walk


Perry Hill

5.9mi / 9.5km

A stunner of a walk with a satisfying mix of scenery, from hills with commanding views to riverside forest. The first part is the hardest, with a steady climb to the top of Perry Hill, but then the route flattens out for the most part, before dropping down to the River Arun below Burpham to finish. 

Map & guide to Perry Hill walk


Clapham Wood

3mi / 4.8km

Starting at the 12th century St Mary the Virgin Church in Clapham village, this walk is mainly through woodland but there is a stretch of field at the end. The walk is particularly lovely in spring, when the wood anemones are flowering, followed by bluebells, though it can be enjoyed any time of year. 

Map & guide to Clapham Wood walk


Windy Ridge

6mi / 9.7km

A scenic circular walk offering a nice mix of woodland and open downs. The views from Windy Ridge – about halfway through the walk – are truly spectacular, as are the views from the top of Barpham Hill, a little further on. The walk then sweeps down through beautiful open landscape, before a final climb back to the start.

Map & guide to Windy Ridge walk


Hiorne Tower

3mi / 4.8km

A lovely walk by Swanbourne Lake and extending into Arundel Park, returning via the town. Easy to follow footpaths and no stiles. Some inclines up to the tower. Good views. Great in spring and summer to see the cygnets and ducklings, but good any time of year.

Map & guide to Hiorne Tower walk