West Sussex Literary Trail
This walk runs from Horsham to Chichester with many literary connections along the way. The walk begins at Horsham, near Percy Bysshe Shelley's millennium fountain, and heads through the South Downs to Chichester with its connections to William Blake and John Keats.
You will pass through a series of interesting and picturesque towns and villages including Sinfield, Storrington, Amberley and Duncton before finishing near the iconic cathedral in Chichester.
There are many fascinating landmarks and points of interest on the way but of particular note are some of the musuems on the route. First on the path is the Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre. Set in a 36 acre site it details the industrial heritage of the South East with a a narrow-gauge railway and nostalgic bus service to experience.
Near the start of the route at Horsham you will pass through the lovely Warnham Park. The park includes an internationally famous herd of Red Deer renowned for producing superb antlers.
Also on the route is Rackham Woods and the delightful Parham House. Located near Storrington, this Elizabethan House boasts a Great Hall and Long Gallery, while the Gardens consist of seven acres of Pleasure Grounds.
Finally, there is the fascinating Weald and Downland Open Air Museum near Chichester. The museum boasts '45 historic houses and agricultural buildings dating from the 13th century to victorian times rebuilt in a magnificent parkland setting'.
Other walk highlights include waterside stretches along the River Arun and around Burton Mill Pond and several wooded sections at various points along the walk.
Please click here for more information
West Sussex Literary Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
West Sussex Literary Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
West Sussex Literary Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
West Sussex Literary Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Cricketers in Duncton is a nice place to stop for a rest and some refreshment. The 16th century pub is nestled in a lovely spot in the Goodwood Hills. There's a charming interior with a cosy inglenook fireplace for those chilly winter days. Outside there's lovely gardens if the sun is shining. You can find them in the pretty village at postcode GU28 0LB for your sat navs. The pub is also dog friendly if you are out walking with your canine friend.
Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby
GPX FileWest Sussex Literary Trail.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')
NB GPS file for this route only details route start - route is waymarked from there in