Petsto one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Petworth and Storrington.

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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 TQ0872614284
Lat / Lon 50.91778° / -0.45461°
Easting / Northing 508,726E / 114,284N
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Petsto One's land is

Arable 30.2%
Pasture 38.8%
Urban 20.4%
Woods 10.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



29 Sep 2021 Autumn

This quite a long route mostly on footpaths and bridleways. It is easy to follow and well signed.
There are several crossings of the A283 - care is needed particularly at Low Heath and Stopham because of poor visibility. The crossing at Stopham Bridge can be avoided by turning sharp left at the pub and going under the main road - the might not be possible if the river is very high.
Some stretches of thick nettles mean long trousers are a good idea. Mud a problem in the woods at Low Heath and Sellings (slippery but not insurmountable)
The route from Pulborough to the RSPB Reserve crosses water meadows which are often flooded and impassable in winter after heavy rain and/or spring tides. An alternative route uses the path to the east from Marehill to Wiggonholt. This is always above the waterline but can still be boggy.
There are a couple of pubs at the Petworth end, and the White Hart at Stopham Bridge is a good halfway point. There are other refreshment options in Pulborough.

Overall it is an enjoyable route with a variety of lowland terrain. However, it is only accessible on foot with many kissing gates and a flight of steps.

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