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Spring in your Step!

Posted 6 March 2011 by Andrew Gardner

Now that Spring is hopefully almost upon us!, I read an interesting article in Saturday's Daily Telegraph about rediscovering  the pleasure of walking in Britain.  Not just Britain, one of the six walks featured was on our own glorious South Downs! 

"The South Downs offer some of the best lowland walking in England, with countless ancient drovers' paths criss-crossing the rolling chalk escarpments. The village of Steyning with its thatched houses and Norman church, makes a picturesque base for those wanting to tackle sections of the 100 mile South Down Way, and there are several appealing circular walks starting from the village. The best known is the steep walk up to Chantonbury Ring, a circle of beech trees planted on the remains of an Iron Age hill fort. The descent to the village of Washington allows for a well-earned pit-stop in the Frankland Arms, a 200 year old coaching inn"    

This is an area we know so well, Steyning is indeed a very picturesque small market town at the foot of the Downs and Chanctonbury Ring, right on the South Downs Way has simply stunning views north over the Sussex Weald and south towards the English Channel.  So get up there and just enjoy.

In fact this is mid-way along the South Downs Way. It's a great base from which to explore further east and west during your stay. Why not take a look a some of the great country cottages we can offer you in this beautiful part of Sussex  

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