Circular from Amberley

Sun 8th May 2016

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Event updated 30/4/16 with further details of route and lunch arrangements.
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
21ml.
Start Time
09.30
Route
Amberley station (train 8.02 from Victoria, calling at Clapham Junction)

Eastward via The Burgh, weaving past Barpham Hill and Harrow Hill toward Sullington Hill then down to the Frankland Arms (http://www.franklandarms.co.uk) in Washington for lunch. Returning mostly on the Monarch's Way and by the Arun

General Notes
Amiable dogs welcome but remember there will be sheep and lambs on the Downs. Trains to London are hourly, I would aim for the 6.20 but it might be 7.20
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Walk Report

Circular from Amberley, Sunday 8th May 2016
14 walkers, 21 miles - leader Andy Davies
A warm, clear and sunny day. Ground firm and dry throughout. We headed northeast from the station on the South Downs Way for half a mile then turned off southeast to The Burgh, weaving past Barpham Hill and Harrow Hill toward Sullington Hill then down on a path lined with a profusion of wild garlic in flower to the Frankland Arms in Washington for lunch - a good proper pub which I would recommend to other walkers. As food was served promptly in the garden we were on our way again within the hour, passing more wild garlic near Washington church and heading south to join the Monarch's Way, walking through a spectacular display of bluebells in the woods of Angmering Park. Tall slender trees well-spaced with no foliage at lower levels allowed us to see bluebells so far away that they merged into a solid violet mass enhanced by the bright light green of the new leaves on the trees. The path by the banks of the Arun took us back to Amberley where most were keen to board the 6.20 train while two decided to stay on and enjoy the warm evening and a couple of excellent pints of Harvey's Sussex Best in the garden of the Bridge Inn.
Photographs by Sarah Turner

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