komoot planned a hike.
April 10, 2019
The history of Arundel Castle stretches back nearly 1,000 years. Built by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel, in 1068, the castle is alive with tales of the past.
This leisurely loop explores the wonderfully-preserved town of Arundel, its castle and the idyllic nature that surrounds the town. Whilst this route could be hiked in under one-and-a-half hours, you could easily dedicate an entire day to experience everything shown here.
From the car park, turn right onto Mill Road and follow it north for half-a-mile until you reach Wildfowl and Wetland Trust Arundel. The lakes, reed beds, channels and waterfalls on this nature reserve are home to many species of wildlife and it is a fantastic place to spot interesting plants and animals.
After completing a circuit of the nature reserve, you immediately find yourself beside Swanbourne Lake. Set amidst picturesque surroundings, you can take a leisurely saunter around the lakes and woodland, relax on the banks and even hire a rowing boat.
Up next is the magnificent Arundel Castle. Set in beautiful gardens, high on a hill, the castle has a wealth of history to explore and boasts breathtaking views over the South Downs and the River Arun.
Whilst you are in Arundel, it is worth taking some time to explore the town, too. Combining 1,000 years of history with modern chic, contemporary art galleries, independent shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and with a thriving events calendar, there is something for all tastes.
April 11, 2019