A quirky Arundel walking tour

Duration: Two and a half to three hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Cost: From £16 to £20 per person (depending on group size)

Join Kathryn on a circular walk through the historic town of Arundel, the rolling hills of the South Downs and back along the river bank with views across the fields of the cathedral and castle.

Discounts

Group Discount – 20% discount for groups of 2 or more.
Private bookings – can also be arranged.

What to bring

  • Water
  • Wet weather gear
  • Camera
  • Sensible walking shoes (part of the path is quite rough and can be muddy)

RESUMING IN THE SPRING

All bookings for my Arundel Walks are made through Airbnb Experiences.

Don’t see a date or time that suits you?

If you would like to do this walk on another day or at another time, please do get in touch via email, KathrynSussexWalks@gmail.com.

Make a weekend of it!

Need a break? Why not take a weekend or mid-week break and stay in one of the many lovely Airbnbs in and around the town. You’ll find a searchable map below.

Arundel Cathedral, West Sussex | Arundel Walks

Arundel Walks | View of the South Downs National Park from Arundel

This 4-mile circular walk explores the ancient town of Arundel, with its cathedral and 13th-century castle, as well as the surrounding countryside and parkland in the South Downs National Park.

Our walk starts with an introduction to Arundel walking uphill along cobbled streets and into the parklands of the castle. Along the way, I’ll point out the most interesting and oldest buildings, my favourite quirky independent shops, and the best places to eat and drink, mixed up with a smattering of local history.

Did you know? There are over 200 Listed Buildings in Arundel. These are buildings or structures deemed to be of special architectural or historic interest.

Arundel Square at Christmas

Cobbled street in Arundel

Passing an impressive folly, we’ll look out from a hilltop with views of the South Downs and a beautiful valley, that’s particularly stunning in autumn, before continuing down along a gentle slope down through the trees and around a lake. Along the way, I’ll share local folktales about the giant that once lived in the Arundel Castle and the dragon that once swam the River Arun.

Swanbourne Lake, December

If you would like to feed the ducks and swans, please do not bring bread. Instead, bring something that is healthier for them such as corn or peas (unfrozen but no need to cook), seeds, oats, rice or lettuce.

Our route then leads us along the banks of the river (while keeping a watchful eye out for the dragon) as it meanders through the countryside leading us back to the heart of Arundel in time for lunch.

By the end of our walk, you’ll know exactly where to go to find the best food and drink and the finest Sussex produce including local cheeses, pies and beer. You’ll also gain a fascinating insight into the people of Sussex, our traditions and folklore.

You’ll have the afternoon free to explore more of the town or to visit the castle and its gardens (payable locally).

Usually, this walk occurs on a Sunday morning but just get in touch via my email KathrynSusseWalks@gmail.com, if you’d like a walk on a different day or time shown in my booking calendar.

 

I also offer a shorter self-guided treasure trail around Arundel town centre as well as a guided walk, Halnaker Tree Tunnel and Windmill Walk, a 15-minute drive from Arundel.

The River Arun, Arundel

View of Arundel Castle from the River Arun footpath

Where to stay in Arundel

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