Tree Tunnel Walk to a Sussex Windmill
Duration: Two and a half hours
Difficulty: Easy to moderate (with stiles)
Cost: From £15 to £20 per person (depending on group size)
Join Kathryn on a leisurely two hour guided walk through the Sussex countryside into the South Downs National Park, starting just a 10-minute drive north-west of Chichester.
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
- Wet weather gear
- Sun cream
- Money for refreshments
- 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? The area around the South Downs National Park in West Sussex is a fabulous place to visit, with no end of lovely walking trails, historic villages and towns, as well as some lovely beaches. You’ll find a choice of places to stay, in the area on the map below.
Halnaker Tree Tunnel and Windmill Walk
Join me on a leisurely 3-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!
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.
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.