Fulking Circular Walk
The pretty village of Fulking sits in a lovely position on the South Downs. In the village there's picturesque cottages and a natural spring and fountain which was installed in 1886. Henry Willett, a wealthy brewer from Brighton, and the famous painter and art critic John Ruskin are usually credited with devising and instigating the water supply scheme.
This circular walk from the village visits one of the highlights of the area at the Devils Dyke. Here you'll find a photogenic dry valley with an Iron Age Hill Fort and stunning views across the South Downs.
The walk starts from the village and follows public paths and a section of The South Downs Way to the Devil's Dyke, passing Fulking Hill on the way. The route explores the site before returning to the village on alternative paths. You can take a slight detour from the route to visit the village of Poynings if you have time.
Fulking Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Fulking Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Fulking OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Fulking Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Shepherd and Dog in Fulking is a fine place for some post walk refreshments. The pub dates back to the early 1800s and includes a charming old interior with low beams. Outside there's a lovely garden area with a pretty stream running through it. You can find the pub at postcode BN5 9LU for your sat navs. The car park here makes a nice start point for the walk.
The area is great for dog walking and the Shepherd and Dog pub mentioned above is also very dog friendly. They run dog walks on the first Saturday of every month too.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To extend your walking around the village head west along the National Trust's Fulking Escarpment to Edburton Hill and Truleigh Hill.
Head north east and you can visit Pyecombe and Wolstonbury Hill. This area of chalk grassland is covered in lovely wildflowers during the summer months.
To continue your walking in the area see the South Downs Walks page.