Rain was forecast for the morning. It duly arrived as we (9) set off from the car park in Petworth for the six mile walk. Five minutes later it became heavy and remained so for about half an hour after which it eased off to a drizzle for another half hour before ceasing altogether. By the end of the walk only our feet (mine at least) remained wet.
There was squelchy mud and slippery slopes on the route, conditions we will have to get used to.
We headed east on the Serpent Trail to Bedham Copse, turned south on a footpath that went past the east side of Bognor Common, arrived at Little Bognor, walked through the hamlet, took a footpath on the right, crossed a field, reached the A283, crossed over the road, walked on pavement past The Welldiggers Arms, turned left on a track and continued on a footpath that joined the A283 in Petworth. Five of us stopped in the town for lunch in Tiffins Tearoom.
Maps: OS X 133, 134