Midhurst Footpath Companions
Walking in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.

North Mundham walk 27th October 2021

This weeks walk started in the recreation ground car park at North Mundham where 12 walkers gathered to look at the dark skies to decide if it would rain or not. It didn’t, and we even had Autumn sunshine as we walked the five miles of almost flat terrain. From the village we made our way past St Stephens Church and on towards Chichester golf course (at Hunston), a few puddles to negotiate but nothing compared to the stile where the bottom step had been removed. Some were thankful for the strong shoulders of walkers helping each other past this obstacle. Before reaching Runcton we stopped by the side of the road for refreshments, then through some woodland before completing a full circle back in North Mundham, where we then made our way to the very busy Walnut Tree for a tasty lunch.

Starting out.

Plenty of pampas grass...

 Not too sure they were all nurses!

Walk leader striding out

Footpath maintenance

Girls leading  the way

Boys tagging along behind

Roller needs repair

Bridge crossing

Picnic spots were scarce 

Moorhens chatting.

  Now, where is that letter I need to  post?

Runcton Mill  17 /18th Century,  now in private hands. Corn mill, maybe originally water driven, later converted to steam ?

Mill's old source of water, Pagham Rife. Rife is a Sussex dialect word for a stream - particularly in the Selsey  area.

Mare and foal, with unusual markings

Two lovely black eyes!

Some people just won't look the right way!

Yum yum

Lovely flat  walk, about 5 miles.