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Slindon Estate Loop — South Downs

Slindon Estate Loop — South Downs

Intermediate
04:37
10.5 mi
2.3 mph
850 ft
850 ft
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The starting point of the Tour is right next to a parking lot.

Tour Overview

Parking

Parking
0.55 mi
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Bignor Hill

Hiking Highlight

5.60 mi
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Slindon Wood

Hiking Highlight

8.92 mi
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Stane Street

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

10.5 mi

Parking

Parking

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Hiking Path: 2.64 mi
Path: 5.77 mi
Footpath: 1.49 mi
Street: < 109 yd
Road: 0.56 mi

Surfaces

Unpaved: 9.13 mi
Paved: 307 yd
Asphalt: 0.38 mi
Unknown: 0.82 mi

Weather Forecast

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komoot planned a hike.

April 10, 2019

Comments

  • komoot

    The Slindon Estate is a wildlife and history-rich tapestry where serene woodland, sleepy villages, patchwork pastures and gently-rolling downland combine.

    This routes explores estate, which is owned by the National Trust, and follows the ancient footsteps of Roman soldiers.

    From the car park, you follow the Monarch’s Way for half-a-mile to the summit of Bignor Hill, which affords far-reaching views over Slindon Estate. According to legend, a dragon had its lair on top of the hill.

    Retrace your steps and join the bridleway at Guber Corner. Follow the bridleway south for around three miles (five kilometers) until you reach the village of Slindon. Charming and unspoiled, the flint village is surrounded by beech woods, farms and open downland.

    From the village, you head south into Slindon Wood. A tranquil place all year round, the woodland erupts into color during spring with magnificent displays of wildflowers.

    Follow the path through Dark Dale and at Courthill Farm take the footpath on your left. Follow for a short time and take the first footpath on your right. From this point, continue north over Nore Hill and through North Wood until you reach Stane Street, a 56-mile (90-kilometer) Roman road that linked London to to Chichester.

    Whilst historians cannot be certain of the exact date the road was constructed, it was certainly in use by 70 AD and might be considerably older. Along this small section of the road, you follow ancient footsteps all the way to the starting point.

    • April 11, 2019

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Slindon Estate Loop — South Downs