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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Storrington and Steyning.

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Grid Ref TQ0872614284
Lat / Lon 50.91778° / -0.45461°
Easting / Northing 508,726E / 114,284N
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Grid Ref TQ1754811282
Lat / Lon 50.88907° / -0.33013°
Easting / Northing 517,548E / 111,282N
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Stoste One's land is

Arable 24.5%
Pasture 48.6%
Urban 13.4%
Woods 13.4%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



12 May 2024 Spring

As I was feeling energetic and Bostalboy recommended it did this route as part of a circular.
Took Stoste1 out and then returned on the flat/low Stoste2.
Both these routes are stunning! The views from the top are incredible and the woods along the bottom perfect for a sunny midday ramble.
There are multiple kissing gates and stiles along both sides access isn't great. Some of the smaller paths up and off the downs are a bit thin with tree roots and unfortunately some ash trunks have fallen over parts. Didn't cause any problems today but any wheels would struggle.
Regardless I'll definitely be taking the routes again.

Bostal Boy

29 Jan 2023 Winter

After adding and reviewing the underhill route from Storrington to Steyning last year, I tried out the high way on Friday. This is a great Slow Way, quickly heading out of Storrington beside a small stream then across fields to the tiny hamlet of Sullington. The barn here is sometimes open as a cafe. Then you head east parallel to the line of the Downs taking a pretty straight line for a mile or so. Crossing a gallop for horses at one point then a small bridge over the A24 and into the village of Washington.

From Washington the path heads up a fairly steep bostal path onto the Downs with beautiful views at the top. The route joins, leaves then rejoins the South Downs Way before getting to Chanctonbury Ring, an old pre-historic hill fort, planted with beech trees in the 18th century, then replanted at the end of the 20th century following the devastation of the Great Storm of 1987. This is a lovely spot for a rest and picnic.

From the ring, the route follows the SDW for another mile or so before branching off to take a path off the Downs straight into the village of Steyning

Overall, this is a marvelous walk. The fields were a little soggy below the Downs in January, but up on the top the paths weren't particularly muddy or slippery. There were some stiles, kissing gates and steps to negotiate, a steep climb up onto the Downs whichever direction you walk and there is livestock in the fields and around Chanctonbury Ring. As well as the sometimes cafe at Sullington, there is a pub at Washington, but nothing else in the way of services along the way, but its not too far.

It would make a good there-and-back route with STOSTE2.

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