We have created four walks around the Slindon Estate in West Sussex. The Slindon Estate is the National Trust’s largest traditional estate on the South Downs. The 3,500 acre estate has existed since the 7th century and is 4 miles long and 2 miles at its widest. For many years the estate belonged to the Archbishops of Canterbury and included a palace and deer park. It has been managed by the National Trust since 1950.
All four walks start or pass by the the Forge which is a great place for refreshments before or after your walk. It is thought that the original building here began life as a wheelwright’s in about 1860, and was extended to become a full forge in about 1880. At that time it would have been a vital part of village life, making and repairing agricultural and domestic ironwork as well as shoeing horses. The forge remained in use by a farrier until about 2000. An ambitious community project has converted the building into a fabulous community run shop and cafe. The café is licensed, serves delicious coffee, light meals and cakes – much of it homemade, or sourced from local suppliers. There’s free wi-fi and dogs, cyclists and walkers are made very welcome.
|Slindon Estate and Stane Street||An 8 mile circular walk through the Slindon Estate within the South Downs in West Sussex. The route begins along a stretch of the old Roman Road, Stane Street, plunging you into 2000 years of history as you...|
|Slindon Village History Trail||A 1.5 mile circular trail around the charming downland village of Slindon, West Sussex. The walking route follows a journey around the village streets, exploring the varied history from its Elizabethan manor...|
|Slindon and Nore Hill||A 4 mile circular walk from the downland village of Slindon in West Sussex. Nestling in the foothills of the South Downs, Slindon is charming and unspoilt, its brick and flint houses surrounded by beech woods...|
|Slindon Park Circular||A 3 mile circular walk through Slindon Park, an ancient estate set within the South Downs in West Sussex. The route heads north around the edge of Slindon’s Medieval deer park before passing through the...|