West Sussex is renowned for its stately homes and castles such as Arundel and Bramber.
Over half of the county is protected countryside, which offers good walking cycling and
other recreational opportunities. The county also has a large number of lovely country
pubs and this book features 27 of them over ten walks.
The pubs are located in all sorts of
locations with many of them having lovely views or nearby historic landmarks or sites of
interest. Many of the pubs are in picturesque villages and the vast majority serve excellent
locally-sourced fresh food.
This book aims to combine two or three of these pubs on each walk that are conveniently
reached via footpaths. The walks range from 2.75 miles to 9 miles and have been carefully
selected so that they give a day out with plenty to see and do.
The routes are also
designed to include as many other areas of interest as possible, making the walks an
enjoyable day out for everyone - families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a
gentle stroll or a longer walk.
The ten walks are centred on East Wittering, West Itchenor
and West Wittering; Chidham and Nutbourne; Charlton and Singleton; Tillington and
Petworth; Burpham, Arundel and Offham; Wisborough Green and Newpound Common;
Barns Green, Two Mile Ash and Southwater; Partridge Green and Littleworth; Rusper and
Lambs Green; and West Hoathly and Ardingly.
Halsgrove’s new-format guidebook, containing maps, photographs and useful information
will ensure a great walking experience. Packed with colour, the book is an ideal
reminder of a visit to West Sussex and its hostelries.
Phil Christian had a long career in the telecommunications industry. On leaving this in 2010 he decided he
wanted to share his fifteen years’ worth of countryside walking – he estimates that he has walked about
4000 miles along Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and Isle of Wight footpaths. During those walks he
has come across many sites of interest, lovely country pubs and magnificent views which, being a keen
amateur photographer, has resulted in thousands of photographs over the years.
Imprint: PiXZ. ISBN 978 0 85710 096 2, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published June 2015.