Enjoy a peaceful stroll across the Lavington and Duncton Commons on this easy walk near Midhurst in West Sussex. There's miles of good footpaths taking you across attractive heathland and woodland. It's a great place for wildlife with woodlark, nightjar, tree pipits, stonechat and reptiles including the rare sand lizard. The site also includes Merlin's Wood with its tunnel of rhododendrons. You can pick up the trails from the car park on Duncton Common Road. Heading west will take you across Lavington Common while heading east takes you across Duncton Common where there are more woodland trails and a pretty stream.
The Serpent Trail long distance footpath runs across the common so it's easy to extend your walk. If you head west the trail will take you to Iping Common and Stedham Common where there are more nice heathland trails and a large pond. The The South Downs Way passes across Graffham Down just a mile to the south of the common.
PostcodeGU28 0QR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Lavington Common Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Lavington Common Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Lavington Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Lavington Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head into Midhurst and you can pick up the Midhurst Way and visit the splendid Cowdray Park. There's the ruins of a an old castle here with a fascinating history attached to it.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Sussex Walks and South Downs Walks pages.