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Godalming & Haslemere Ramblers

Chichester circular

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Haye's Down, Lavant

Haye’s Down, Lavant

We had a good day. Heavy rain looked likely towards the end of the walk but none fell. Twenty-three of us set off from the car park on St Roche’s Hill near Goodwood. We headed west on a bridleway downhill across a field and turned south at the bottom on another one that took us to East Lavant where we stopped by the village green for coffee. A small airplane circled overhead; it was a Spitfire. In the afternoon on our way back to the car park two Spitfires flew over us.

Chalkpit Lane, Lavant

Chalkpit Lane, Lavant

From East Lavant we joined the Centurion Way (dismantled railway line) and walked into Chichester, our stop for lunch. Some ate picnics in the Bishop’s Palace Gardens; others ate in the Cloisters Café.

After lunch we headed north along the city wall, continued on a minor road, helped jumpstart a stalled van (unsuccessfully), took a footpath to East Lavant and returned to the car park on Chalkpit Lane.

Map: OS X 120

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Author: gandhr

A local group of the Ramblers

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