Many of our campers are avid cyclists, horse riders or walkers and love travelling long distances through the best landscapes.
Published by Aurum Press the official guidebook to the National Trail is an informative and accurate way to help you enjoy the Trail. For the modernist and tech savvy, there are digital national trail maps that can be accessed using your iPhone or pad which provide details such as how to find alternative trails, public amenities, campsites, car parks, public transport and places to eat and drink.
There are fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and The New Lipchis Way is just one of the trail exploration opportunities offered by the South Downs Way. First conceived in the 1980’s by a group of Liphook Ramblers, The New Lipchis Way is a delightful three day walking trail linking Chichester Harbour with Liphook that is clearly shown on the Ordnance Survey Explorer maps 120 & 133. West Sussex County Council provided a small grant to Keith and Sally from ‘Footprints of Sussex’ who way marked the trail and produced a simple trail guide in 2008. Following this the route was extended southwards down to East Head at the entrance to Chichester Harbour. The route follows the National Trust permissive path from Woolbeding Bridge, around the river valley, to North Street Midhurst and then along through the town centre.
Thanks to the support from the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund, the South Downs Way has a new trail facility in the form of Pyecombe church which is now open for public use 10am – 6pm during the summer and in the winter months from 10am – 4pm. Situated directly on the South Downs Way, this Norman church has a newly installed information panel for people to discover more about the fascinating history of its surrounding area.
Light refreshments are available on request for large groups who can contact Jill Munday on 01273 566276 and cyclists and walkers can make a hot drink or refill bottles in the newly accessible toilet and kitchen.