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|Littlehampton and Climping|
|Author: WSW, Published: 15 Oct 2011||Walk rating : Rating:|
|West Sussex, Littlehampton|
|Hi, I'm Kathryn and this is my West Sussex Weekends walk. It's a 4 mile circular coastal walk starting from Littlehampton’s west beach in West Sussex. The walk takes in a particularly unspoilt section of the south coast, one of the few areas of this bustling coast which has retained its natural landscape and habitats. Perfect for a quiet get away and a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the English south coast. It's worth checking the tide tables so that you can time your walk around low tide. That way there will be plenty of nice sand to walk on, not just the awkward pebbles. To read my full story visit www.west-sussex-weekends.com so I can tell you why I think you will love this walk and what highlights to expect. The West Sussex Weekends website is a great resource where you will also find ideas for places to stay, eat and drink plus plenty more inspirational stories to tempt you to explore more corners of West Sussex. |
The walk follows a woodland footpath, a short section across arable crop fields, two short sections along quiet roads (one without pavements) along with a long section along the shingle beach. The woodland paths could be muddy after wet weather and the beach is large shingle/stones which makes walking relatively hard work and a little slow. There is just one stile which is quite low and has a gap at the side for dogs to pass through. This section of the beach is dog friendly all year round. There is a cafe and toilets at the start/finish point. Approximate time 2 hours.
The walk starts from the Littlehampton West Beach pay and display car park on Rope Walk. The car park is right next to the beach to the west of the mouth of the River Arun. Once on Rope Walk, just continue on the access road, past the yacht club, and all the way down to the sea front. Approximate post code BN17 5DL.
|Start to Rope Walk|
Start point: 50.8011 lat, -0.5424 long
Walk back along the car park access road. You will pass the Arun Yacht Club on the right and then the large white clubhouse of the Littlehampton Golf Club on the left. Continue ahead with the golf course to the left. As the road widens and the chain link fence to the golf course ends on the left, you will see a fingerpost sign marking a footpath to the left. Turn left here.
|Rope Walk to Stile|
Start point: 50.8077 lat, -0.5495 long
Follow this footpath ahead between wooden fences and after a short distance you will come to a gate into the golf course. Go through the gate, taking care to wait for golfers to play their shots before you enter, and walk across the top of the small grass embankment between two tees. Ignore the paths to the left and right and go ahead into a tunnel of trees following the boundary of the golf course.
|Stile to Climping Beach|
Start point: 50.8032 lat, -0.5654 long
Cross over the stile (there is a gap at the side for dogs) and follow the path across the corner of the field. Very soon you will reach another finger post by a stone slab bridge. Do not cross the bridge, instead turn left. Depending on whether the crop has been grown over the official footpath, follow one of two options. One option is to follow the field boundary as it bends to the left and right. Continue ahead to reach a T-junction with stone track. Turn left along the track for a short distance to reach another fingerpost. Turn right here across the centre of another arable crop field. The second option is to go diagonally through the field to reach the fingerpost at the stone track. Go straight ahead through the centre of this next crop field.
|Climping Beach to End|
Start point: 50.7981 lat, -0.5723 long
Turn left onto the beach and stick close to the sea wall to avoid the worst of the shingle. If the tide is out, you might prefer to walk along the water’s edge where the compact sand makes for a firmer surface. Littlehampton pier, which can be seen in the distance, marks the end of the walk.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2011 by the author WSW and may not be reproduced without permission.
Know this walk well and it's great
|By Waltham on 2012-04-28 16:49:12|
Did this walk today and loved walking along the beach. Much better to start the walk from Climping Beach (BN17 5RN) as its cheaper parking, better cafe and toilets. Also the path behind the golf course was overgrown and so full of stinging nettles we had to hack our way through, so be aware - you will be stung!
|By pete747 on 2015-09-19 18:12:13|
Very nice walk and second the advise on a car park!
|By mgi on 2015-10-26 16:50:39|
Lovely walk, a little muddy. May get overgrown in summer months. We parked on the road before the car park.
|By lhh on 2016-02-07 01:07:53|
Nice walk with some changes. You can't walk around the boundary of the field. Instead you walk diagonally across and when you get there walk straight across to the stone track from here you walk straight across the field to the trees and the entrance to the hotel.
|By linny on 2016-10-19 13:53:08|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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|Image by: Richard |
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Boat sailing near Littlehampton
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Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Looking across the marina
|Image by: Richard |
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Looking along the beech back towards Littlehampton
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