This walk visits an iconic local landmark in the form of the Grade II listed Halnaker Windmill. The route runs for just under 2 miles with a small hill climb on the way. The now disused mill is located a few miles north east of Chichester, near the village of Boxgrove and the Goodwood Estate.
You can start the walk from Warehead Farm where there is a small amount of roadside parking. From here follow Mill Lane north east for about 5 minutes before turning north to climb Halnaker Hill. At the top of the 128 metre/420 feet high hill you will find the windmill and some attractive chalk grassland. In the warmer months the area is covered with pretty wildflowers which attract a variety of butterflies including Marbled White, Common Blue, Large Skipper and Red Admiral. There's also fine views over the surrounding countryside from the elevated position of the mill.
You can extend the walk by following footpaths north through Halnaker Park to meet with the Monarch's Way. If you follow this west it will take you up to The Trundle where there's an Iron Age Hillfort and magnificent views over Goodwood Racecourse to the coast. Eartham Woods are also easily reached by heading north east from the hill.
Halnaker Windmill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Halnaker Windmill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Halnaker Windmill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Halnaker Windmill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head west and you could pick up the Centurion Way. This easy shared cycling and walking trail runs along the old Midhurst and Chichester railway to Chichester via the River Lavant Valley.