3.8 of 5 (11 votes)

The Arun valley

A leisurely walk (riverside) in national park South Downs starting and finishing in West Sussex, England, about 9.20km (5.72 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
Ascent 40m (131ft)
Descent 45m (147ft)
Max. Elevation 50m (164ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 85m (278ft)
Houghton Bridge, Amberley
Distance 9.20km
Duration ~2:45h
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

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Start the walk in Pulborough, on the edge of the South Downs.
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Take the path heading left out of the station, then turn left again at Church Place to cross the railway track.
About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
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Take the first path on the left after the railway.
About 0.34 km (~0.21 miles) from
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The path connects to the Wey-South Path, which then takes you north along the valley.
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
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Cross the road at Stopham, then two bridges over the river.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
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Pass the remains of the 12th century Hardham Priory.
About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
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Continue to Greatham Bridge on the northern side of the nature reserve.
About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
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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
About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
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The path continues south into the village of Amberley, just to the north of the South Downs.
About 1.49 km (~0.93 miles) from
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There is a great museum in Amberley, if you have time: www.amberleymuseum.co.uk
About 1.31 km (~0.81 miles) from
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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
About 0.25 km (~0.16 miles) from

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