Tree Tunnel Walk to a Sussex Windmill

Duration: Two and a half hours
Difficulty: Easy to moderate (with stiles)
Cost: From £13.60 to £16 per person (depending on group size)

Join Kathryn on a leisurely two and a half hour guided walk through the Sussex countryside into the South Downs National Park, starting just a 10-minute drive north-west of Chichester.

Discounts

There’s a 10% discount for groups of 3 or 4 and 15% for groups of 5. Private bookings can also be arranged.

What to bring

  • Water
  • Hat
  • Wet weather gear
  • Sun cream
  • Money for refreshments
  • Camera
  • Sensible walking shoes (part of the path is quite rough and can be muddy)
  • Hand sanitiser

All bookings are made through Airbnb Experiences. If you do not see a date or time that suits you, please do get in touch, KathrynSussexWalks@gmail.com.

Take a break

Need a break? Have a relaxing weekend or midweek break, staying in a 17th-century flint cottage, or a shepherd’s hut in Halnaker within a 2-minute walk from the meeting place. You’ll find a wider choice of places to stay, all within easy walking distance, on the map below. The historic towns of Chichester and Arundel are also within easy reach by car (or a 20-minute bus ride to Chichester). 

Discover Arundel on one of two walks, a guided walk through the town and countryside or a self-guided Treasure Trail around the town.

 

Halnaker Tree Tunnel and Windmill Walk

Join me on a leisurely 4-mile* walk through the beautiful Sussex countryside, vineyards and an ancient hollow way following in the footsteps of Romans, commoners and a king fleeing for his life!

*3-mile route is also available for private groups.

We’ll start our walk in a village just a ten-minute drive (20-minute by bus) north of Chichester, passing through vineyards, farmland and a beautiful tunnel of trees.

After a short walk uphill, we’ll see the restored windmill built in 1740 and have time to admire the 360° views of the Sussex countryside. The Isle of Wight can be seen from here on a clear day.

Learn about Boxgrove Man, the oldest human remains ever found in England, a Neolithic settlement and see WWII radio direction-finding structures. Hear local folktales and learn a little Sussex dialect.

Depending on the time of year, we may see a range of butterflies and birds including buzzards, swifts and skylarks.

below: the tree tunnel in November

The walk starts and ends at a traditional country pub that’s over 200 years old. the pub has a large beer garden with plenty of shade-giving trees and plenty of free parking. Refreshments not included.

Usually, the tree tunnel walk occurs in the morning starting at 11 am 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 above.

Lunch at 200-year-old country pub

This walk can be combined with my shorter walk around two ancient villages at the foot of the South Downs. The village walk usually takes place in the afternoon, starting at 2.30 pm. A one hour break for lunch between the two walks allows you to enjoy lunch (not included) in the 200-year-old pub where both walks start and end.

 

 

Where to stay in and around Halnaker

 

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