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Sussex (South Downs)  Abingworth

Sussex preserves some of England’s most enchantingly traditional scenes; the steep chalky slopes of the South Downs, the White Cliffs, Cissbury Ring; an immense earthwork with relics of ancient flint mines; Bronze age barrows rise above a mysterious yew forest; Paths lead to imposing country houses and gardens including Petworth House, Uppark and Wakehurst Place. Lewes and fairy-tale Arundel are historic towns while Fishbourne Roman Palace features magnificent Roman mosaics. 

2020 Guided Walking Holidays:  operate weekly starting every Friday from April through November. Walkers stay at the same hotel for seven nights. Days start and end with a short bus ride so the walks are in the most spectacular parts of the island.  Three different guided walks are offered each day. You choose according to your fitness and ability.

High Season prices start at: 829 GBP per person for one week based on double occupancy. (approximately $1475 Cdn)
Non-member associate fee 10 GBP per person.
Single rooms with no single supplement are offered but with limited availability.

Includes:
Seven nights first class accommodation with private bath
Three meals a day
Guided walking programme with a choice of three walks daily
Transportation in conjunction with the walks

Getting to Abingworth:  The closest rail station at Pulborough is about 50 minutes by train from Gatwick Airport.

Walking: All walks encompass open undulating downs, fields and heath with villages to explore on the way. A choice of three guided walks is offered each day.

  • Easier walks       5 – 7 miles mostly with easy gradients.                Up  to 750 ft of ascent over a day.
  • Medium walks    8 – 10 miles. Undulating terrain - some steep ascents. Up to 1375 ft of ascent.
  • Harder walks      10.5 –13 miles sometimes rough or stony.               Up to 2000 ft of ascent over a day
 When you are not walking: From the nearest train station at Pulborough one can easily reach the seaside town of Brighton. Arundel Castle is with a short drive as are several famous gardens like Petworth House. 
 
Accommodation: 
ABINGWORTH HALL occupies a country estate that dates back seven centuries and stands beside its own lake in seven acres of parkland within the tranquil Weald. Just three miles south, the crest of the South Downs rises abruptly above the small town of Storrington. Facilities at the hotel include a boot room, laundry facilities, mini-shop, croquet,  9 hole pitch and putt, table tennis and heated outdoor pool (open May to September)Non-smoking rooms have private bathroom, TV, wifi, hairdryer

All meals are included with a hot or cold breakfast buffet, a generous self-select picnic lunch and a hearty three-course evening meal. There is always a vegetarian option...
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