GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Halnaker Windmill

2 miles (3 km)

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 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Halnaker Windmill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Anglesey Arms - located in the nearby village of Halnaker, this traditional English pub offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with a range of classic pub dishes and a selection of real ales and ciders on tap. The historic pub dates back to the 16th century and was originally a coaching inn, serving travellers on their way to and from Chichester. It's named after the Marquess of Anglesey, who owned the nearby Goodwood Estate in the 19th century. The pub's history is intertwined with that of the estate, with many of the local workers and farmers visiting the pub after a long day's work. Inside, the pub retains much of its historic charm, with exposed beams, open fires, and cozy seating areas. They also have a lovely landscaped garden for warmer days. You can find the pub in the village at PO18 0NQ for your sat navs.

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Halnaker Windmill - - 1188158

Halnaker Windmill exterior. The windmill stands at a height of 18.3 meters (60 feet) and has four floors. It was constructed of locally sourced stone and brick, and features a conical, tarred roof.

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Windmill interior. The mill was originally used for grinding corn and wheat into flour, but later served as a water tower during World War II. In 1954, the windmill was donated to the National Trust, which has since restored and maintained the building.

Halnaker House (geograph 2104691)

Halnaker House. The house was built in the 1900s in the Arts and Crafts style and is a grade II listed building. It was designed by the architect Detmar Blow, who also designed several other notable buildings in England. The surrounding estate covers an area of approximately 270 acres and includes several gardens, woodlands, and meadows. The gardens are open to the public during specific times of the year and feature a variety of plants and flowers, including roses, lavender, and hydrangeas. The estate has been used as a filming location for several movies and TV shows, including The Good Shepherd and The Woman in Black.

Halnaker Chalk Pit (2)

Halnaker Chalk Pit is a Site of Special Scientific Interest north-east of Boxgrove in West Sussex. The chalk pit was created in the 19th century and was used for mining chalk, a soft, white sedimentary rock that was used in construction and agriculture. Today, the quarry has been abandoned and is now a popular site for hiking, birdwatching, and nature observation.

Old chalk pit below Halnaker Hill - - 2614176

The chalk pit covers an area of approximately 5 acres and is surrounded by woodland and grassland. The pit itself is a large depression in the ground, with steep, chalky cliffs rising up on all sides. The bottom of the pit is filled with water, creating a small lake that is home to several species of aquatic plants and animals. The cliffs of the quarry are a popular site for rock climbing and bouldering, with several routes of varying difficulty available for climbers of all skill levels. The surrounding woodland and grassland are home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, foxes, badgers, and numerous bird species, such as kestrels, buzzards, and woodpeckers.

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View towards Halnaker Hill from a distance. Rising to a height of 81 meters (266 feet), the hill offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, including the city of Chichester, the Sussex coastline, and the English Channel. At the summit of Halnaker Hill, visitors can find the remains of a medieval fortification, known as Halnaker Ring. The fortification is believed to date back to the 5th or 6th century and is thought to have been used as a defensive structure during the Anglo-Saxon period.


GPS Files

GPX File

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