Join us for a 13-mile circular walk from Arundel along the River Arun and the Monarch’s Way on Saturday 20 July 2019.
This circular walk in support of the BMC’s Hills 2 Oceans Campaign will start and finish at Amberley rail station and provide a great opportunity to get out in the local countryside and meet with other BMC members whilst enjoying a fine hill walk and helping to remove litter from our hill sides.
Start Point: Amberley rail station
Start Time: 10:00
End Point: Amberley rail station
End Time: 17:00 (approx.)
Distance: 13 miles / 21 kilometres
Total Ascent: 1237 feet / 377 metres
Route: After crossing the Amberley bridge we will walk alongside the river Arun, the longest river sitting entirely in Sussex, till we will reach Arundel; metaphorically this is part of the path used by the litter to get from inland to the oceans, we will try to pick up some litter to stop the pollution at the source. Arriving in Arundel we will walk through the town astounded by its impressive castle towering on the hill for nearly a thousand years. We might decide to have lunch along the river, in the town or carry on for a bit and sit in the following woodland.
The walk will continue gently uphill surrounded by woodlands and occasionally bumping in to ploughed fields. Passing over the top of the hill we will head north to meet with the Monarch’s Way, a long-distance footpath that approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. Following the footpath, we will head back to Amberley with a gentle up and down hill.
Terrain: Most of the route is on non-metalled tracks which may be wet, muddy and slippery depending on the weather leading up to the walk and on the day. There are some dangerous walking points along car accessible routes: the Amberley bridge; the Arundel roundabout; the Fairmile Bottom crossing and: the A29 crossing along the Monarch’s Way. The route may be changed based on factors on the day.
Under 18s: It is expected that most, if not all, participants will be adults. Under 18’s are however welcome provided they are to be directly supervised at all times on the day by their parent or legal guardian who will take full responsibility for their care and welfare throughout.
Non-members: are welcome to attend the walk, but will not be covered under the BMC’s insurance policy. Individual BMC membership can be purchased for £19.97: www.thebmc.co.uk/membership
Further information about the walk: see the attached pre-event information sheet.