Midhurst Footpath Companions
Walking in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.

Mardens Morning Walk 11th January 2017

Jennifer and Jean led an excellent walk of around 5 miles, starting at Compton village and going upwards to a Neolithic long barrow called Bevis's Thumb. The route went along the back of Apple Down towards Up Marden before finally turning back across Telegraph Hill to Compton village. Lunch was at the nearby highly rated Victoria Inn in West Marden. Thanks to Jeff for all the photos.

The legendary Bevis was the warden at Arundel Castle and he normally consumed an ox and two hogsheads of beer each week. Bevis chose his burial site by throwing his sword from the ramparts of Arundel Castle. It landed just above Compton village, an impressive throw for a sick man. This information may be a very early example of fake news, sources are unchecked.....