Pulborough to Amberley
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ABOUT THE WALK - Length: 61/2 miles (@3 1/2 hours), Grade: Level walking - wet going after heavy rain.

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Directions

  1. From Pulborough Station turn L to follow footpath alongside car park. Cross bridge over railway and continue along road past Old Place.

  2. Take footpath on L. Past the pill box, bear R onto bridleway and follow this through woodland.

  3. Turn L onto footpath lined by conifers and continue past nursery to the road. Cross road and follow the Wey South Path by footbridge over the River Arun and head across water-meadows to access bridge by Pumping Station.

  4. Pass through Pumping Station, take footpath on R by level crossing sign, follow this path and cross over railway line to road.

  5. Cross road and take the path by Priory Cottage, down slope to follow old spur of the Wey and Arun Canal.

  6. At road turn L walk along road and cross the River Arun by Greatham Bridge.

  7. Turn R along river bank for a short distance. Leave river and bear R along track, continue on through farm yard. Follow footpath sign R, then L by Hayles Barn.

  8. Pass through field gate, turn R to follow ditch and continue through Amberley Wild Brooks.

  9. Up into Amberley village and turn R along road, then R again past church and castle.

  10. Cross mainline railway with great care! and continue across the water meadows towards Bury in the disance.

  11. At food bank turn L and remain on the same side of the river, passing the South Downs Way bridge.

  12. Just before Houghton Bridge the path leaves the river. The footbridge of Amberley station is visible just around the corner. From Amberley station, you can retrace your steps in just 6 minutes by taking the train back to Pulborough or continue your journey southwards by train.

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