By Douglas Lasseter
West Sussex is justly famous for its pretty villages. Within them or close by lies a rich heritage of old manor houses, thatched cottages, parish churches, rivers, byways and footpaths. And one of the best ways to explore this glorious and varied landscape is on foot.
The twenty routes in this book introduce the walker to some of the most picturesque villages in the county such as Easebourne, Slindon, Tillington and Horsted Keynes. Each careful walk instruction also includes details of how to get to the start, where to park and what food and drink is available locally. There is also a brief history of the village on which the walk is based and a separate section about other places of interest to visit nearby. The walks vary in length from about 2 – 7 miles and there is information on what can be seen en route.
Fernhurst’s village green cricket pitch is perhaps the finest in the south of England while at West Chiltington the village has a medieval church, stocks, a whipping post a museum and a windmill. The Romans had a big impact on the whole county particularly at Duncton and near Rowhook where the Roman road Stane street, which linked London with Chichester, can be seen. In the next village, Warnham, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in 1792.
96 pages 61 illustrations