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Tree tunnel walk to a Sussex windmill

nature walk

Tree tunnel walk to a Sussex windmill

35 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Tree tunnel walk to a Sussex windmill

nature walk

Tree tunnel walk to a Sussex windmill

35 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Join me on a leisurely 4-mile* walk through the beautiful Sussex countryside, vineyards and an ancient hollow way following in the footsteps of Romans, commoners and a king fleeing for his life! (*3 or 5-mile routes are available if booked as a private group. ) We'll start our walk in a village just a ten-minute drive (20-minute by bus) north of Chichester, passing through vineyards, farmland and a beautiful tunnel of trees. After a short walk uphill, we'll see the restored windmill built in 1740 and have time to admire the 360° views of the Sussex countryside. The Isle of Wight can be seen from here on a clear day. Learn about Boxgrove Man, the oldest human remains ever found in England, a Neolithic settlement and see WWII radio direction-finding structures. Depending on the time of year we may also see butterflies including Marbled White, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Meadow brown and Gatekeeper. While lunch is not included, it is available after our walk from a local pub serving great food made from locally sourced ingredients. Chichester is the nearest railway station. There is a regular bus service from there to the meeting point. Just ask if you'd like to know more. This walk can also be combined with a 2nd walk with a pub lunch in between (min 2 people) https://www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/800074 but please contact me before

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Learn more about Kathryn

Kathryn

I've lived in West Sussex all my life and love sharing the beautiful countryside and the secrets hidden along these sometimes hard to find footpaths. I've researched the area, speaking to locals and local historians to learn more about the layers of history hidden here, reaching back over 500,000 years. I've also a great interest in the animals and plants found in the South Downs where you'll find Halnaker. Did you know rhinoceros once roamed here? Join my walk to find out how we know!

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Where you'll be

The walk will lead us along a lovely public footpath shaded by an avenue of trees, through vineyards, fields, and along an ancient hollow way through a magical tunnel of trees . The route then goes uphill a short way to the restored windmill and where we can admire the 360° views.

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Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Please wear suitable walking shoes for walking on rough, sometimes muddy terrain and for climbing over stiles. Children under 2 are welcome but must be…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

This is an easy walk but it is not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties. Alternative times/dates/walk length may be possible. Refreshments are available after our walk but are not included

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Kathryn
Tree tunnel walk to a Sussex windmill
35 reviews
From $21/person
35 reviews
From $21/person