Petbil one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Petworth and Billingshurst.

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Problems reported -  Safety (1)

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Grid Ref SU9764621684
Lat / Lon 50.98628° / -0.61020°
Easting / Northing 497,646E / 121,684N
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Grid Ref TQ0875426114
Lat / Lon 51.02411° / -0.45068°
Easting / Northing 508,754E / 126,114N
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Petbil One's land is

Arable 20.6%
Pasture 28.5%
Urban 13.7%
Woods 37.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



09 May 2021 (edited 27 Jun 2023) Spring

The biggest problem with this route is near the Petworth end, it goes on to Kingspit Road which is the lorry bypass route for Petworth and there is no pavement, very dangerous even if only for around 50 meters. There is an alternative though which we took which uses footpaths that the 'serpent trail' has also now been rerouted for this same reason. Screen shot in photos of the route we took with a blue line. Parts of the route were very muddy and only just passable so I wouldn't recommend this route in the winter or after a lot of rain. There is only one style on the whole of the route, this is where the route crosses the A29 but there is a dog gate. One of the kissing gates on the crossing of Lording Road. It can only have been 18 inches wide at it's largest point so rucksacks had to be removed and the gate entered sideways!.

  • BecciWest


    13 May 2021

    Unable to add photos at the time of posting the review and now can't amend/add

  • Bostal Boy

    Bostal Boy

    14 May 2022

    I completely agree with your concerns about Kingspit Lane. Following the new route of the Serpent Trail past Montpelier Farm and across Brinkshole Heath is the ideal solution. I have uploaded a revised route PETBIL Three.

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