Wepham Wood

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.

Blue square = 0.6mi / 1km
Numbers = directions (see below)

Distance
2.4mi / 3.9km

Start / finish
Between Angmering and Arundel there is a right turn to Blakehurst off the A27 opposite the Poling turn off.  Proceed up the narrow, twisty tarmac lane to the parking area at the top.

Free parking
See above


Step-by-step guide

  • From the parking area, walk down the gravel path, passing the big green barn on the right.
  • Walk through a gate (1) into the woodland and take the wide right-hand path (2).
  • Follow this path for about 10 minutes, as it gently bends to the right, then the left, until you come to a crossroad junction where you turn sharp left (3) – there are usually timber stacks at this junction. This path has magnificent bluebells in spring on both sides.
  • After some bends in the path, you’ll eventually come to a sharp left-hand bend and juntion. One path joins the track from the right, and another path goes straight ahead into the woods, in the direction you’ve been walking. Leave the track to join the path going straight ahead (4).
  • Follow this path until it joins the tarmac road. Turn left onto the tarmac (5) and stay on it to make your way back out the woods where you entered, and back to the car park.

Gallery

The numbered images below correspond to the above directions.