This picturesque small town in West Sussex is in a nice position on the northern edge of the South Downs. There's miles of trails here and some decent riverside trails along the Adur to the west of the town. The town itself is also very pretty with a mill pond and good selection of shops and pubs.
This circular walk from the town heads into the South Downs where you can pick up The South Downs Way National Trail. It then heads east to visit the Chanctonbury Ring Hill Fort on the Downs.
Start the walk from the town centre where you can pick up footpaths heading south towards Kithurst Hill and Chantry Hill. There's excellent views here towards the English Channel and the Isle of Wight. Near here you can pick up the South Downs Way and follow the waymarked footpath east to Sullington Hill, Highden Hill, Biggen Holt and Chanctonbury Ring. There are excellent views over the area from the elevated position of this Iron Age hill fort. It's also a great area for flora and fauna with wildflowers in the summer months and some woodland trails to enjoy.
After exploring the fort the route then heads north west to visit the neighbouring village of Washington.
You continue west past Rowdell before following bridleways past Sullington Farm. At Waterfall Cottage you turn north west to return to Storrington.
PostcodeRH20 4DR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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In the town centre you can enjoy refreshments at The Moon. The contemporary pub has a great menu and a nice walled garden area for warmer days. You can find them on the High Street with a postcode of RH20 4DR for your sat navs.
The country and woodland trails on the walk are ideal for fit dogs. The Moon pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you head west along the South Downs Way from Kithurst Hill you will soon come to the attractive town of Amberley. Here you can try the Amberley Circular Walk or the Amberley to Arundel Walk.
Near to the town there is the village of Findon and the noteworthy Cissbury Ring. It is the second largest hill fort in England, dating back to around 250 BC.
To the north west there's the Pulborough Walk which visits the lovely Pulborough Brooks nature reserve where there's lots of wildlife to look out for. Near here is the delightful village of West Chiltington where there's a smock windmill, 17th century stocks, winding lanes and an ancient 12th century church to see.
Another highlight of the area is Parham House located just to the west of the town centre. Here you can explore the beautiful parkland and gardens surrounding this Elizabethan House.
For more walking ideas in the area see the South Downs Walks page.