Walking Matters

Godalming & Haslemere Ramblers

Cobnor Point Walk 9 miles

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This is one of my favourite walks. Walking boots are unnecessary when footpaths are dry; trainers are adequate. The route is flat with no stiles. On a clear day there are great views. Check tide times because the section along the shore at Cobnor Point is under water at high tide.

The start is Emsworth. I travel there by train and set off after a pot of tea and toasted teacake at the Greenhouse Cafe or the Flintstones Tea Room.

Emsworth slipper pond

Emsworth Slipper Pond

Walk along the High Street, take the FP on the R just past The Lord Raglan pub. It runs alongside the Slipper Pond. Continue on this to Prinsted. Turn R at the road to reach the coast on the E side of Thorney Island. From now on the views are superb.

View from Cobnor Point

View from Cobnor Point

Turn L (east) along the FP by the shore. The South Downs come into view to the north. Pass FP on L to Chidham and take permitted path through gap in fence on L; it bypasses the rough shore route. This is a better path; it’s on an even grassy bank and eventually meets the shore path.

View north from Cobnor Point

North from Cobnor Pt

Continue round Cobnor Point to Chidham. Turn L where the private road joins the public one, then take FP on R which passes the Alstroemeria nursery. Continue ahead at the road. This passes the church and The Old House at Home pub. There’s a FP on R that bypasses these. At a small lay-by on the road beyond the pub where this FP emerges, turn L on a FP. This takes you back to the shore path. Retrace your steps to Emsworth.

OS maps: X 120, LR 197

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Author: gandhr

A local group of the Ramblers

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