Chichester Hills

Sat 6th Jul 2019

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Event Details Updated
Meet at main (North) entrance to station (over bridge from incoming trains from London.) Break arrangements now confirmed after a rethink with my projected halfway stop having gone all upmarket! Lunch will be at Kingley Vale (8 miles in); Afternoon break The Partridge Singleton (15 miles in, with nearby churchyard for the abstemious).. Please bring packed lunch - there is nowhere to purchase food or drink en route save the pub in Singleton until we return to Chichester, where there is a Wetherspoons near the finish for those so inclined
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
22ml.
Start Time
09.40
Route
Chichester station (depart London Victoria 08.06, East Croydon 08.23)

A circular walk taking in the local hills of Kingley Vale and the Trundle

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Walk Report

Chichester Hills, Saturday 6th July 2019
18 walkers, 21.7 miles - leader Gavin Fuller
16 guinea pigs turned up at a sunny Chichester to experience our current webmaster's debut walk as a leader. A warm-up on the shady Centurian Way was soon followed by a steady climb to the nature reserve of Kingley Vale, which was so warm at the top that plans for a lunch taking in the views had to be abandoned for some shadier spot, whilst one member decided they needed to take in spiritual sustenance at Chichester Cathedral instead.
Rolling countryside then followed to a much-needed drink stop at the Partridge in Singleton, where a latecomer finally met up with the group.
Suitably refreshed and drinks bottles topped up the group then tackled the pull up to the second 206m high hill of the day, namely The Trundle, where by dint of expert timing the views were supplemented by the sight of an air display for Goodwood's Festival of Speed below.
The descent to Chichester was surprisingly unaccompanied by sounds of revving engines and the like from said festival, and inevitably once in the city the siren call of Wetherspoons was too much for some of the party to ignore!
Photographs by Gavin Fuller and Bola Baruwa; more from Gavin are on the Group Facebook site

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