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Horsham

West Sussex


Slow Ways linking Horsham and Billingshurst, Burgess Hill, Capel, Cranleigh, Crawley, Cuckfield, Loxwood, Southwater

England / West Sussex / Horsham

Horsham’s eight Slow Ways are 66% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 7/8
verified: 3/8
and surveyed: 3/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Billingshurst—Horsham
Bilhor one

Double check Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 105m Descent 132m
Capel—Horsham
Capehor one Enjoy me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 155m Descent 185m
Cranleigh—Horsham
Cranhor one

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 219m Descent 221m
Cranleigh—Horsham
Cranhor two Review me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 245m Descent 248m
Horsham—Burgess Hill
Horbur one Review me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 455m Descent 449m
Horsham—Crawley
Horcra one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 153m Descent 132m
Horsham—Cuckfield
Horcuc one Enjoy me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 365m Descent 325m
Loxwood—Horsham
Loxhor one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 133m Descent 156m
Southwater—Horsham
Souhor one

Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 55m Descent 69m

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Collective progress

69% of Horsham’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

8/9

reviewed

5/9

surveyed

3/9

verified

10 people have contributed to Horsham’s Slow Ways

9 people have pledged to walk and review a route

7 people have surveyed a route in Horsham

134km out of 152km have been walked and reviewed

233km of reviews have been shared in Horsham

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The walk begins in Cranleigh, just near the leisure centre and you can find the DownsLink easily. 7 miles in and the footpath in Rowhook (just past The Chequers pub, well worth a stop) is quite overgrown and there's another fallen tree but it's easily passable....

Si Goddard

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Bostal Boy took this photo on Capehor one

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Part one of a two-leg walk from Horsham to Dorking - CAPEHOR One. Once I got to Friday Street I decided not to take the diversion across to Kingsfold but took the path from Blackfriars Farm to the small hamlet of Friday Street to pick up the official CAPEHOR route again on the Sussex Border Path. I had to make a diversion to walk up Rusper Road to pick up the route at Pleystowe Farm. As a destination, Capel is an OK village with shops, a pub and is on a bus route from Horsham to Dorking. 40 minutes of urban walking at the Horsham end means the route is probably more satisfying South to North....

Bostal Boy

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Alison Clement took this photo on Capehor one

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I have lived in Horsham over 20 years and it was lovely to find and walk some new 'twittens' as part of this route. The Horsham to Dorking railway line has to be crossed twice on the route. The route ends in Capel which has a couple shops where drinks/snacks can be bought and also has a pub, 'The Crown', which could be a good alternative spot to stop for a drink/lunch/dinner etc. Capel is on the 93 bus route which links Dorking to Horsham....

Alison Clement

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This is the third longest Slow Ways route in Sussex. In the end I followed it largely as plotted though I cut out a couple of diversions at Bolney and Warninglid, so really I should upload a HORBUR 2 as the route I actually walked. With a railway station at each end, this route would make a good summer day walk for trippers from London....

Bostal Boy

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Strider surveyed Capehor one

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I found this walk quite exhausting, the clay is very slippery to walk on and very sticky when standing still, I only fell over once and was lucky not to have my boots sucked off many times. This walk will be an entirely different experience when dry in mid to late summer. A section of suburban street walking heading North out of Horsham takes you past colleges and through quiet housing estates. There short sections of very quiet roads to walk along, a relief to walk on something firm. A better walk in summer I think, probably a 4*?...

Strider

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The paths were narrow and rooty in places and quite muddy, in summer, if the hedges are not trimmed it will become narrower still in places. A short suburban section takes you to Horsham Station, the town centre is 500m away....

Strider

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Cranleigh—Horsham

Steven Kennedy added Cranhor two, a new walk from Cranleigh to Horsham

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The part of the route follows the downs link which is a well maintained, mostly stone/gravel, path....

Steven Kennedy

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I enjoyed walking this route, but am sure someone local could share an alternative that would be more direct and possibly better in other ways too. I think it is certainly good enough to be in the Slow Ways network - it can just be bettered! It's a shame the A24 splits Easteds Lane from Reeds Lane....

pilea

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I agree with Borstal Boy's comments about the dinosaur in Southwater - it would have been amazing if it was full-scale!...

danravenellison

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danravenellison took this photo on Souhor one

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From then on the route uses field paths and some short sections of quiet lanes to reach Barns Green at the approximate half-way point. As well as the usual gates, stiles and footbridges, there is a gate (photo #6), that is stuck fast just before Barns Green which I had to climb over. Barns Green has a pub and village store for refreshments. Heading out of Barns Green, the route runs alongside the Arun Valley railway line for a couple of miles up to Christs Hospital school....

Bostal Boy

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Horsham

brightonbell surveyed Horsham

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There's a section near Horsham between Gorings Mead and Chesworth Farm that isn't great for accessibility (see pic). This could be avoided by going via Queensway to the west....

dargue

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Bostal Boy surveyed Souhor one

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Starting from Horsham station the path follows a series of twittens and quiet streets to reach the green southern margins of the town. A short section along a quiet lane then follows, after which the path changes direction to head north on a footpath parallel to the A24. This Slow Way is well-marked on the map and apart from the section between the houses in Southwater was reasonable well signposted....

Bostal Boy

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Nice route with a good mix of woodland and open spaces. A few road sections without pavement, but these were fairly quiet. Fortunately not much mud today (late September) - only one section and it was easy to walk around....

dargue

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David Fordham surveyed Horcra one

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As previous reviewer said, some sections had very long grass/overgrown foliage and there were some very muddy sections even in July....

HB

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Bostal Boy surveyed Horcuc one

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This follows some lovely paths through wooded High Weald scenery....

Bostal Boy

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Horsham

danravenellison surveyed Horsham

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Bostal Boy surveyed Horcra one

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The route mainly follows footpaths out of Crawley including past the attractive Ifield Mill....

Bostal Boy

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Horsham

danravenellison surveyed Horsham

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Billingshurst—Horsham

Slow Ways added Bilhor one, a new walk from Billingshurst to Horsham

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Capel—Horsham

Slow Ways added Capehor one, a new walk from Capel to Horsham

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Cranleigh—Horsham

Slow Ways added Cranhor one, a new walk from Cranleigh to Horsham

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Horsham—Burgess Hill

Slow Ways added Horbur one, a new walk from Horsham to Burgess Hill

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Horsham—Crawley

Slow Ways added Horcra one, a new walk from Horsham to Crawley

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Horsham—Cuckfield

Slow Ways added Horcuc one, a new walk from Horsham to Cuckfield

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Loxwood—Horsham

Slow Ways added Loxhor one, a new walk from Loxwood to Horsham

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Southwater—Horsham

Slow Ways added Souhor one, a new walk from Southwater to Horsham

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Horsham, Wed 21 February

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Horsham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ1785530974

Lat / Lon

51.06601° / -0.31939°

Easting / Northing

517,855E / 130,974N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Horsham's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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