Midhurst Footpath Companions
Walking in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.

South Harting walk 20th October 2021

The forecast earlier in the week was fairly bad, wet all morning as well as thunder and lightning. By Wednesday morning the forecast had improved and our walk was only seriously rained on for a few minutes and easily coped with by using a brolly. Starting from the car park in South Harting we headed towards West Harting. On the  way we passed West Harting’s Old Inn, also known as the Old Greyhoud. Now a private house, it is of medieval and Tudor timber framed construction. In West Harting we turned East towards the hamlet/house called Upperton, not to be confused with the village near Petworth. Another detour, and from the farm track we had fine views to Durleighmarsh Farm in  one direction and  Harting Downs in the other direction. Courtesy of the Hill Ash Estate we found a ideal spot for our coffee break before heading for Hollist Farm and East Harting. We had a short downpour, which stopped as soon as we reached a handy bus-shelter. After heading directly towards the impressive Harting Down, we luckily turned west and found a route  back to the  car park. The Three Horseshoes provided  an excellent lunch.

Starting out

Couple of happy chappies.

Is that blue sky up  there ?

Puddles need avoiding

Faraway Harting Down

Where shall we go next?

Time for a cuppa! Plenty of seating available.

The wonderful copper clad spire of South Harting church.

East Harting Street

Rain has stopped!

Interesting shed


 Needs some TLC


 Nice chard growing there.


Welcome bit of shade!

Get out the sun-cream!

Just below Harting Down.

Hedges full of Spindleberry and Old Mans Bead


Pub chickens.

Just over 5.1 /2miles.