Halnaker Windmill

 About 1.5 miles return.  This is a very easy, straightforward walk, very suitable for small children!

There are two stiles with no way around them.  Can be slightly muddy.
Halnaker is about 4 miles east of Chichester on the A285 going towards Petworth. There is very limited parking at the left hand side of the road in the layby at Warehead Farm.  Visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to ensure a parking place! 

The Walk

The first part of the walk follows an old Roman Road (Stane Street) between high banks, covered with snowdrops, primroses and cowslips in springtime.  You can almost hear the tramp of the soldiers’ boots as you walk up the stony lane!

The second half of the walk goes slightly uphill over open fields, where you may see deer but where you invariably hear (or even see) skylarks.  The windmill has recently been restored and the views to the south over the sea and southwest over Chichester towards the Solent and the Isle of Wight are spectacular.

An alternative is to park at Boxgrove Village carpark (near village shop and café for refreshments) and extend it into a 5 mile circular walk around Boxgrove Common.

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