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Tim and Jane's walk from Up Marden Church. SU795 142. About 6.1/2 miles (or 5.5 miles, see below), lunch in the Hare and Hounds, Stoughton. Generally hilly but nothing too steep.
For those of you who may feel they've lost their walking legs recently there is a shorter morning section of this walk of about 2.7 miles to Stoughton. Rest instead for half an hour inside St Michael's Church. Totally unspoilt for hundreds of years, listed in the 60 best English Churches by the National Churches Trust.
Simon Jenkins wrote "But the Downland churches are different. They weave not neither do they spin, yet there is not a cathedral in England that has their power to move the spirit. ------- The Downland churches have a stronger magic. The unbeliever departs them ill at ease."
Den's 4.1/2 milewalk from Walderton, north to Watergate Park. The walk starts from west of the village at SU 787 105, next to the River Ems. PARKING IN THE BARLEY MOW IS ALLOWED!!
Watergate House was originally built in the early 1600's and was rebuilt having been burnt out when occupied by Canadian troops in 1942.
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This day walk starts in Midhurst and heads for Selham, Lodsworth for lunch, back to Midhurst. About 7.1/2 miles
This is a 5 mile walk from the Bluebell Inn in Dockenfield to Frensham Ponds and back. Parking at the Bluebell GU10 4EX. This walk can be a little muddy, but very few hills.
Frensham Great Pond originally provided carp for the Bisop of Winchester, but is now a popular home for swimmers, sailors, tench and large 20lb pike. Despite the predators, Frensham Sailing Club has trained many National, European and World Champions.