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The Arun valley

A leisurely walk (riverside) in national park South Downs starting and finishing in West Sussex, England, about 8.71km (5.41 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 40m (131ft)
Loss 45m (147ft)
Max. Elevation 50m (164ft)
Elevation (total) 85m (278ft)
Houghton Bridge, Amberley
Distance 8.71km
Duration ~2:45
Created by Anonymous Walker on 31 Aug 2016
This walk between Pulborough and Amberley follows the River Arun as it heads south. It can be done in either direction but starting at Pulborough gives you views of the South Downs as you walk. Allow time to explore/enjoy at least one of the RSPB reserve, the museum in Amberley or the Riverside Tea Rooms near Amberley Station.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid TQ041186
Start the walk in Pulborough, on the edge of the South Downs.
Church Place About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid TQ045188
Take the path heading left out of the station, then turn left again at Church Place to cross the railway track.
Path on the left About 0.34 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid TQ042189
Take the first path on the left after the railway.
Wey South path About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
OS Grid TQ037189
The path connects to the Wey-South Path, which then takes you north along the valley.
Stopham About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid TQ032182
Cross the road at Stopham, then two bridges over the river.
Hardham Priory About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid TQ032171
Pass the remains of the 12th century Hardham Priory.
Greatham Bridge About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
OS Grid TQ031162
Continue to Greatham Bridge on the northern side of the nature reserve.
Amberley Wild Brooks About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid TQ030147
The path continues through Amberley Wild Brooks, a floodplain rich in birdlife and an RSPB reserve: www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/a/amberleywildbrooks
Amberley About 1.49 km (~0.93 miles) from
OS Grid TQ030132
The path continues south into the village of Amberley, just to the north of the South Downs.
Amberley museum About 1.31 km (~0.81 miles) from
OS Grid TQ027119
There is a great museum in Amberley, if you have time: www.amberleymuseum.co.uk
Amberley station About 0.25 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid TQ026118
Continue along the road (there is a footpath to keep you away from traffic) to the station. Head to the Riverside Tea Rooms for some food before heading home: http://dinebytheriver.co.uk

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