GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Amberley to Arundel Walk

12 miles (20 km)

A popular riverside walk along the River Arun from Amberley to Arundel. The walk takes you along a delightful waterside footpath and includes a visit to the splendid Arundel Castle and Arundel Park on the return leg.
The walk starts in Amberley where you follow a public footpath west towards Bury. Here you pick up the riverside trail and follow it south past Houghton, South Stoke and Offham before coming into Arundel. There's great views of the medieval castle as you pass through the town.
On the return leg you pick up a section of the Monarch's Way long distance trail to take you through the expansive Arundel Park. Here you'll find woodland trails, a lovely lake and the splendid Arundel Wetland Centre where you can look out for a wide variety of wildlife including water voles and rare geese.
The trail eventually leads you back to Houghton where you pick up the river again and follow it back to Amberley.
If you would like a shorter walk you can always just catch the train back from Arundel to Amberley rather than come back through the park.
To continue your walking in the area you could try our Amberley Circular Walk which takes you onto the beautiful South Downs to the south of the village.
You could also visit the Slindon Estate and Angmering Park Estate Woods where there are more fine trails to try.

Amberley to Arundel OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Amberley to Arundel Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Arundel head to the St Mary’s Gate Inn. The pub has a fascinating history having been built in the 26th year of the reign of Henry VIII in 1525. The two other letting rooms which have been part of the building since the 16th century housed Oliver Cromwell and his guardsmen during the mid-1600. The pub has a great menu, good selection of ales and a cosy log fire. You can find it near the castle on London Rd at Postcode BN18 9BA.
The Red Lion on the High Street is another great option. This one dates back to the 18th century and includes a large beer garden to relax in. You can find it at postcode BN18 9AG.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The route passes the worthy village of Burpham which is well worth exploring. The delightful riverside settlement includes picturesque thatched cottages, a Grade I listed Saxon Church and a century-old cricket pitch whereW. G. Graceplayed. There's also a fine 18th century inn for refreshment.
For more walking ideas in the area see the South Downs Walks page.


River Arun - - 280684

River Arun

South Downs Way Footbridge - - 545317

South Downs Way Footbridge

River Arun by Houghton - - 544874

River Arun by Houghton

Arun journey - - 803099

Approaching Arundel

The White Bridge, South Stoke - - 393545

The White Bridge, South Stoke

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve near the Arun - - 76611

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve near the Arun

Walls of Blackfriars Dominican Friary on the banks of the Arun - - 1019484

Walls of Blackfriars Dominican Friary on the banks of the Arun

River Arun - - 721207


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