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Sunday, 18 September 2011

A 6 miles circular walk through Amberley Wild Brooks.



The walk starts at the car park by The Old School off Rackham street; OS grid ref. TQ 121/050143

Heading along the footpath westwards and then north, Rackham Plantation has a diverse mix of mature trees.  The Rowan, above, is laden with berries at this time of year.

There are lovely old Chestnut, beech, oaks and pine trees.
The view across the Wild Brooks where we shall soon walk and beyond to the South Downs.


Turn left, northwards, along a quiet lane past fields of asparagus; the ground here being sandy and perfect for such a crop.


At the T junction turn left to Greatham Bridge (direction Coldwaltham).

Greatham Bridge looks like it has seen better days: its longest stone arch having collapsed and being replaced with an ugly iron construction.
Take the footpath (the Wey South Path) before the bridge southwards along the River Aron.

DANGEROUS MARSH! You can best keep to the path then!
Some views of The Wild Brooks follow.

Some more pictures of the wildlife from a walk on 14th June 2016 can be seen at this link, 
A lone deer watching me watching it.
This herd were very close before they bolted away and watched me from a distance above.




From here the path leaves the Wild Areas and enters a more tamed environment.


Amberley Castle.  Clck here for details on this luxury hotel.


The Farm track into Amberley is grotty.  Amberley itself is a charming village.


Thatched cottages are charming.  The farm house, above, with walls of napped flints uses local materials to full advantage; it is very fine.

Leave Amberley eastwards past The Sportsman pub: a wonderful establishment with great real ales.

Turn left along the Literary Way path and back to the car park.

Just 6 miles this is a fine walk through mature forests, Wild Brooks and the charming Sussex village of Amberley.  The road sections are unavoidable but are quiet and not too long.

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