West Dean to the Trundle Walk

The winter walk on 12th February started and finished at the Selsey Arms in West Dean.   Twenty eight of us started on the Centurion Way (the old Chichester to Midhurst railway line) and then climbed up the hill towards The Trundle, a Stone Age fortification.  The 360 degree panoramic views included Uppark, Littlehampton, Selsey and the Isle of Wight.  Some of us went right to the top of the hill, while many stopped and admired the view from slightly lower down where they were more sheltered from the bracing wind.

We returned down the sheltered bridleway and wooded copse to the village of West Dean, where the river Lavant was flowing well on its way to Chichester and the snowdrops in West Dean Garden were at their best.

Lunch at the Selsey Arms was good and, judging by the noisy chat, it was enjoyed by all.

The weather gods were in good humour, if a little boisterous for our walk, as the following day brought a gale and rain!


Gina Morley