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Edburton Hill from Fulking

South Downs Walk

Nat Park - South Downs

County/Area - West Sussex

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.1 miles / 9.9 km    Ascent - 850 feet / 258 metres

Time - 3 hours 50 minutes    Grade - easy/mod

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Edburton Hill from Fulking
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A circular walk from the village of Fulking which lies at the foot of the northern escarpment of the South Downs. The route initially follows field paths before passing through Longlands Wood. The walk turns south and after a steep climb reaches the top of the escarpment and the South Downs Way. Turning east the walk follows this National Trail over Truleigh Hill and Edburton Hill which both offer excellent views. A final ascent over Perching Hill before a steep descent down to Fulking.

The start is a layby (grid ref. TQ247114) near the Shepherd and Dog Public House in Fulking. After parking walk past the pub (on your right) and turn left onto the footpath just before a thatched cottage on the left. Keep to the right of the first small field. In the next field the path heads half left and maintains direction across two fields to cross a track (perching Drove). Continue half right across the field aiming for the right-hand corner of a wood (grid ref. TQ241120).

Bear left along the edge of the wood, go straight across the track and follow the onward path with a hedge on your left to reach a track. Turn left briefly and then right keeping to the left-hand side of the field. Pass through trees and continue ahead with houses on your left. Entering a large field keep to the right-hand edge and continue to a track (grid ref. TQ225120). Go straight across and continue with the hedge on your right to enter Longlands Wood. Continue ahead, ignoring side tracks, to reach a four-way fingerpost (grid ref. TQ219122) where you turn left to follow a track that leads to Tottington Manor Farm. Follow the right of way through the farm to Edburton Road (grid ref. TQ216115).

Turn right and take the first footpath on the left. The path climbs steeply in an arc onto Tottington Mount. Reaching a bridleway, turn left to reach the South Downs Way (grid ref. TQ219104). Turn left and continue over Truleigh Hill with its radio station. A descent and short climb lead to Edburton Hill. Another descent followed by a short ascent leads to the top of Perching Hill (grid ref. TQ244109). The path descends and after 250 metres from the summit you reach a dip in the path (grid ref. TQ247109). Bear half right off the South Downs Way down a track which descends steeply. After 300 metres you reach a complex junction of paths and tracks. Bear half-left and follow a grassy path downhill to the north. Reaching a cross track, turn right to reach Poynings Road. Turn left and at the next junction turn left again through Fulking village back to the start.

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