Findon South Downs Loop
6.2km – 3.9 miles Difficulty – Medium
Parking: There is a small car park on Nepcote Lane, Findon. what3words location – ///spells.pest.grapevine
This walk starts just outside the picturesque village of Findon, North of Worthing. From here, it takes you on a circular loop on the South Downs with some stunning views. This walk is near Cissbury Ring, but instead of heading South over to Cissbury Ring, it takes you over the South Downs to the North, and therefore makes for a quieter walk than the ever popular Cissbury Ring.
1.This walk starts from Findon, take the exit towards Findon from the roundabout linking the A24 with Long Furlong, heading down towards to the village. At the crossroads with the pubs either side, head straight across and continue straight down this road until you reach a small white signpost on your left directing you to Cissbury Ring free car park. Follow this road to the left and continue until you reach the car park on the left.
2. Head towards the back of the car park and through the gate to begin the walk. Take the path straight ahead through the field, with wooden fences either side. Once you reach the end, follow the footpath sign that takes you across the field slightly to the right until you reach the chalk path.
3. Once you reach the chalk path, take a right and continue until the path turns either right or left. Take the left and continue along this path until you reach a path turning off to the left. Take this path and continue on this path for a while until you eventually reach a farm. Follow the signposts that take the path slightly to the right past the buildings. Once you have passed the buildings and the next field on the left, take the road uphill to the left.
4. Once you reach the top of this road, head through the gate into the field opposite (note there may be horses in this field) and follow the path upwards until you reach the gate at the top. Pass through this gate and take the path straight ahead which takes you down towards another farm. Follow the path that takes you down between two fields. At the end, take a left uphill, and then at the top, take a right down the path that will bring you back out at the car park.
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