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|Horsham and Denne Hill|
|Author: WSW, Published: 25 Feb 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|West Sussex, Horsham|
|Hi I'm Lucy and this is my West Sussex Weekends walk. It's a 3 mile circular walk from the market town of Horsham, making its way alongside the River Arun before climbing Denne Hill and passing through woodland and farmland to return to the town. All in all? A lovely outing. 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 has a couple of steady climbs/descents and follows a range of woodland and farmland paths which can be muddy after wet weather and in winter. There are no stiles, just a few kissing gates to negotiate. One section of the walk passes through Denne Park where cattle are grazing so take care with dogs. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.
The walk starts from the end of the Causeway in Horsham by the entrance to St Mary’s Church.
|Start to Railway Gate|
Start point: 51.06 lat, -0.3307 long
The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin is the oldest existing building in Horsham. Originally a Norman church occupied the spot and remains of this church are to be found in the tower, the west door and the north- west wall. A new church dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, was completed in about 1247.
|Railway Gate to Denne Park|
Start point: 51.0573 lat, -0.3309 long
Pass through the wooden kissing gate and you are now entering the grounds of Denne Park. This land is privately owned and the pastures are used for raising cattle so take care with dogs. Follow the wide grass path straight ahead, heading towards a large oak tree with a wooden signpost to its left. As you reach the tree, follow the path as it forks to the left and climbs up Denne Hill.
|Denne Park to River Arun|
Start point: 51.0496 lat, -0.3314 long
Pass through the kissing gate to enter the field. Follow the path with the gardens to the private properties directly to your right. Half way down the field, follow the path as it veers to the left to cut diagnonally across to the far left-hand corner of the field. Pass through a wooden kissing gate and follow the path straight ahead into woodland. After a short distance you will come to a T-junction with Pedlar’s Way, a cycle way running from Horsham to Southwater. Turn sharp left and follow Pedlar’s Way downhill.
|River Arun to Chesworth Lane|
Start point: 51.0514 lat, -0.3222 long
Cross over the River Arun and after a few paces turn left up a stone track, which swings left and leads you to a refurbished stone barn. Follow the path to the right of the barn and continue passing between a house on the right and a local authority depot on the left. Ahead is a small pond and reed bed, where reed warblers breed every summer.
|Chesworth Lane to End|
Start point: 51.0567 lat, -0.3257 long
Pass alongside the vehicle barrier, over the bridge which crosses a stream and continue straight ahead into Chesworth Lane, a residential street. Continue to the end of the road, passing under the arched railway bridge along the way.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2012 by the author WSW and may not be reproduced without permission.
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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Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
A beautiful sweet chestnut tree - October 2015
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Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
The lovely old barn near the end of the walk.
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