GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Burpham Walks

11 miles (17.7 km)

This charming Sussex based village has some nice thatched cottages, a Grade I listed Saxon Church and a century-old cricket pitch whereW. G. Graceplayed.
The ancient settlement also has a rich literary history.Mervyn Peakeand his family lived here and he walked theSouth Downswhile devising the fantasy characters ofGormenghast.
This circular walk from the village visits neighbouring Arundel, North Stoke and Amberley. On the way you'll enjoy long riverside stretches along the River Arun. Highlights on the way include the historic Arundel Castle,Arundel CathedralandArundel Priory. The castle includes beautiful gardens, exquisite furniture, tapestries and a rare collection of paintings, though there is a fee for entry to the grounds. It also has a fascinating history dating back to 1067 and some of the original features such as the Norman Keep, medieval Gatehouse and Barbican survive today.
Part of the walk uses a section of the epic Monarch's Way while you can also pick up The South Downs Way National Trail just north of the settlement near Amberley.

Burpham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Burpham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Burpham

  • Arundel Castle and Arundel Park - This circular walk takes you through the parkland and countryside surrounding this restored medieval castle in West Sussex
  • Arundel to Littlehampton River Walk - Enjoy a waterside walk along the River Arun from Arundel to Littlehampton on this easy route in West Sussex
  • Amberley to Arundel - A popular riverside walk along the River Arun from Amberley to Arundel
  • Slindon Estate - The Slindon Estate is a fantastic place for walkers and cyclists with miles of footpaths and bridleways to follow through the 1400 hectare estate
  • Angmering Park Estate Woods - The expansive area of woodland surrounding the Angmering Park Estate has miles of public bridleways and footpaths for walkers and cyclists to try.
  • Eartham Woods - This large area of beech woodland near Slindon has some nice footpaths to follow
  • Monarch's Way - This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester
  • The South Downs Way - This beautiful 100 mile long trail runs from Winchester to the coastal town of Eastbourne
  • Amberley Circular Walk - The delightful village of Amberley is located at the foot of the South Downs,in the Horsham District of West Sussex
  • Rackham Woods - This circular walk explores Rackham Woods on the South Downs,in the Horsham District of West Sussex.
  • Littlehampton - This West Sussex based town is a fine place for walkers with coastal trails, riverside paths, a picturesque harbour and two beautiful award winning beaches


You could stop for refreshments at The George which dates from 1736. Here you'll find modern, seasonal cooking and local real ales in a smartly made-over, friendly village inn. You can find them on the Main Street at postcode BN18 9RR for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The river and country trails make for a fine dog walk and the George mentioned above is also dog friendly

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the South Downs Walks page.


Burpham Cricket Pitch - - 21787

Burpham Cricket Pitch

Looking east across the Arun to Burpham village - - 1558687

Looking east across the Arun to Burpham village. On the horizon is Norfolk Clump

The George and Dragon at Burpham - - 1025139

The George and Dragon

River Arun Near Burpham - - 1300877

River Arun Near Burpham

Arundel Castle - - 2379535

Arundel Castle

River Arun at Arundel - - 2082251

River Arun at Arundel

River Arun near Amberley - - 1508465

River Arun near Amberley. Viewed looking downstream the tidal River Arun is about thirty metres wide at this point. The rectangular feature above the trees in the distance is not a church tower but a clump of distant poplars.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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