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Petworth

West Sussex


Slow Ways linking Petworth and Arundel, Billingshurst, Haslemere, Loxwood, Midhurst, Storrington, West Chiltington Common

England / West Sussex / Petworth

Petworth’s seven Slow Ways are 54% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 1/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Haslemere—Petworth
Haspet one Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 264m Descent 361m
Midhurst—Petworth
Midpet one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 163m Descent 139m
Petworth—Arundel
Petaru one Verify me Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 450m Descent 396m
Petworth—Billingshurst
Petbil one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 224m Descent 251m
Petworth—Billingshurst
Petbil two

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 240m Descent 213m
Petworth—Billingshurst
Petbil three Verify me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Petworth—Loxwood
Petlox one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 182m Descent 205m
Petworth—Storrington
Petsto one Survey me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 261m Descent 274m
Petworth—West Chiltington Common
Petwes two Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 318m Descent 330m

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Collective progress

58% of Petworth’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

9/9

reviewed

2/9

surveyed

1/9

verified

8 people have contributed to Petworth’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Petworth

151km out of 151km have been walked and reviewed

227km of reviews have been shared in Petworth

Latest Updates

A really nice long walk (took me 28km and 6 hours including a lunch pause). - Some nice sections of the Monarch's Way, Serpent Trail and a small part of South Downs Way. - Former phone box near Sutton providing leaflets with local information and a large scale local map - The White Horse Inn in Sutton which looks like it would be a nice place for some lunch and refreshment (though I didn't try it)...

srsaunders

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The route passes through Pulborough Brooks RSPB reserve in the flood plain of the River Arun. It also passes three interesting churches at Wiggonholt, Pulborough and Stopham. At Pulborough, rather than walking along the main road to the station, I'd take the footpath opposite Allfreys Wharf up the hill to Old Rectory Lane then head to the church, crossing the A29 there then heading down Church Place to meet the plotted route by the bridge over the railway line....

Bostal Boy

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You cross the A29 which is very busy with fast traffic, but it’s only single carriageway so fairly easy to cross safely....

srsaunders

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It is long though (I clocked it at 22.66 km), and it's odd that Pulborough isn't a SlowWays Place - it's bigger than Storrington and would make a good stopping off point. As the first review says though, there are lots of places which might be waterlogged, notably the RSPB at Pulborough Brooks and could then be impassba,.e, but easy to find routes around....

srsaunders

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Petworth—West Chiltington Common

Hugh Hudson added Petwes two, a new walk from Petworth to West Chiltington Common

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I'd second the point about the steps up-and-over the A29, which is was a little overgrown and brambly at the time, but overall this really is a great walk....

Demotive

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Walked from Loxwood to Petworth as the second leg of Billingshurst --> Loxwood --> Petworth on a very sunny day 14-06-2022. No photos of the second half as I was yomping hard to catch a bus at Petworth!...

Bostal Boy

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Bostal Boy surveyed Petbil three

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Petworth—Billingshurst

Bostal Boy added Petbil three, a new walk from Petworth to Billingshurst

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I thought this was a glorious walk which probably trumps PETBIL Two by leaving Billingshurst by a more amenable path. The route is along field paths and woodland paths, picking up sections of the Sussex Diamond Way, the Wey South Path and the Serpent Trail along the way....

Bostal Boy

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This quite a long route mostly on footpaths and bridleways. There are a couple of pubs at the Petworth end, and the White Hart at Stopham Bridge is a good halfway point....

robblack

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TheIncidentals surveyed Petaru one

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The route takes you through several small villages and past many chocolate box thatched cottages, finishing with a climb up onto the rolling parkland of Arundel Castle....

TheIncidentals

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TheIncidentals took this photo on Petaru one

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Just north of Hook Copse, the footpath veers off to the right on the map, but is not there on the ground, however it was easy to find by walking a bit further East and crossing over to where the footpath ought to have been....

Claire Morris

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Claire Morris took this photo on Haspet one

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Nearest alternative pubs are the Halfway Bridge, a mile north of Selham, or the Badgers (recommended) beyond Duncton Common on the A285. Very muddy after recent rain between (say) Hurlands Farm (Selham) and the start of Duncton Common...

Jem

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One footpath is closed and it takes you on to the Petworth lorry bypass route which is dangerous especially as there is no footpath and the traffic is fast!...

BecciWest

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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....

BecciWest

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Petworth

BecciWest surveyed Petworth

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Petworth

BecciWest surveyed Petworth

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Haslemere—Petworth

Slow Ways added Haspet one, a new walk from Haslemere to Petworth

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Midhurst—Petworth

Slow Ways added Midpet one, a new walk from Midhurst to Petworth

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Petworth—Arundel

Slow Ways added Petaru one, a new walk from Petworth to Arundel

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Petworth—Billingshurst

Slow Ways added Petbil one, a new walk from Petworth to Billingshurst

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Petworth—Billingshurst

Slow Ways added Petbil two, a new walk from Petworth to Billingshurst

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Petworth—Loxwood

Slow Ways added Petlox one, a new walk from Petworth to Loxwood

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Petworth—Storrington

Slow Ways added Petsto one, a new walk from Petworth to Storrington

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Petworth, Sat 22 June

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Petworth’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU9764621684

Lat / Lon

50.98628° / -0.61020°

Easting / Northing

497,646E / 121,684N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Petworth'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

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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