Weekend Walk: Bepton, Chilgrove and the South Downs (10 miles)

Here is another Downland walk that you will remember for its beauty and originality. A Norman church, a secret orchid hillside and a Bronze-Age burial site are among the surprises, along with two excellent country pubs, both of which the Editor can recommend! The views from Linch Down are particularly memorable. Taken with permission from www.fancyfreewalks.org.

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DISTANCE: 10 miles

OS MAPS: Explorer 120 (Chichester)
STARTING POINT: The walk begins at Church Farm, Bepton, West Sussex, postcode GU29 0HX.
GETTING THERE: Bepton is signed west from the A286 Midhurst/Chichester road in the centre of Cocking. Follow the narrow winding lane for 1¼ miles, keep straight on at a 3-way junction (signposted Didling, Harting) and continue another ¼ mile where you will see a right turn for Bepton Church. 
REFRESHMENTS: The White Horse, Chilgrove
(T: 01243 519444, www.thewhitehorse.co.uk)
The Royal Oak, Hooksway
(T: 01243 535257, www.royaloakhooksway.co.uk).

Top: South Downs Way on Didling Hill. In the distance is Linch Ball, one of the highest points on the South Downs (Dave Spicer).

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