Walk and Cycle to your heart's content
Located at the foot of the South Downs, The Chilgrove White Horse has excellent walking and cycling routes in every direction, straight from the front door - whether you want a circular route, or to walk to another place to stay the night.
North and West, and you're on to the South Downs Way. East leads you to Goodwood, West Dean Gardens, Singleton Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, and great valley villages such as Charlton and East Dean. An hour's walk south takes you to Kingley Vale Ewe Forest - recognised as one of the oldest collection in the world.
In all directions, there are views, woods, lanes, open countryside and great country pubs for lunch.
We're very happy to lend you maps, and have a storage area for eight bicycles. Come and explore the South Downs to your heart's content!
Some Route Examples
In addition to a variety of circular routes, you are also able to walk from us to other hotels and B&B's and continue your holiday there. We're very happy to take your bags on to another accommodation venue, if desired.
Chilgrove to South Harting
Moderate, 2.0 hours
Slightly up hill most of the way, then a steep hill down to Harting Valley.
This is a lovely walk or cycle right involving woods, open countryside, and crossing over the South Downs Way, where it's possible to take a short detour and see great views of the Harting Valley. You travel through coppices and downland fields on to the open South Downs Way, where you turn left and take a steep path down to Harting, through woods. In Harting there is a great village store and two pubs.
Chilgrove to Charlton
Moderate/Hard, 2.0 hours
Up and down hill, all the way.
Half of this walk or cycle route is along small country lanes, until West Dean (where the great village store can offer a sandwich and drink - open long hours each day, except for Tues and Sun when it closes at 1pm). At West Dean, the route changes, following an uphill climb along a long stone wall and open countryside to the Goodwood Trundle, where there are fantastic 360o views, including the Solent. The walk continues, down Night's Hill (a lovely country lane) again with stunning views of open country, to Charlton.
Chilgrove to East Ashling
Moderate/Hard, 2.0 hours
Up hill and then down hill.
This is an amazing walk or cycle ride through pine and yew woods (Kingley Vale, which you pass through has the oldest collection of yew trees in the world), opening up- to a roman tumuli. The views from the top are of chalk downland looking towards Chichester, Fishbourne, Bosham and Itchenor, and on a good day, the Isle of White. From the top, you travel down a steep path into Kingley Vale itself, which comes out on a country lane, leading to East Ashling, about one mile further on.
Please note: The bar and restaurant are closed Sunday evening and all day Monday. Accommodation is open seven days a week.
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