GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rackham Woods Walks

7 miles (11 km)

This circular walk explores Rackham Woods on the South Downs,in the Horsham District of West Sussex.
The route then heads south to pick up the South Downs Way and climb to the viewpoint at Rackham Hill.
The walk starts at the car park next to Rackham Common and follows footpaths through the woodland. The trail then heads south, through the village to the South Downs trail and the hill. This area is connected to the Rackham Urnfields - a set of Iron Age Urnfields, with tumuli containing the cremated remains of prehistory people in clay pots. You can see more detail on this in the video below.
From the hill you can then head west to visit neighbouring Amberley before following a country lane back towards Rackham.
The route runs very close to Parham House where you can extend the walk through the lovely grounds and the adjacent Northpark Wood. Pulborough Brooks nature reserve is also just to the north and another good option.

Rackham Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rackham Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The woodland and country trails make for a fine dog walk.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The long distance West Sussex Literary Trail passes through the area, providing an opportunity to extend your walk on a waymared footpath.
For more walking ideas in the area see the South Downs Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Nr Rackham Plantation - - 48877

Nr Rackham Plantation

Rackham Plantation - - 1335743

Rackham Plantation

Bridleway through Rackham Common - - 1336069

Bridleway through Rackham Common

Towards Greatham Common - - 2471389

Towards Greatham Common

Rackham Mill, Sussex - - 2608952

Rackham Mill, Sussex

Cottages, Rackham Street - - 2471349

Cottages, Rackham Street

Rackham Hill Trig Point - - 44566

Rackham Hill Trig Point

Rackham Banks - - 571599

Rackham Banks


GPS Files

GPX File

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