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Chichester and East Lavant

Hi, I'm Tina and this is my West Sussex Weekends walk. It's a 6 mile walk from the cathedral city of Chichester which follows a stretch of the Centurion Way surfaced path, a former railway, to reach the pretty village of East Lavant with its cricket pitch, pub and clear-flowing river. The return leg follows quiet tracks, lanes, parks and roads to return back into the bustling city centre where there are plenty of ways to while away the rest of your day. To read my full story visit www.west-sussex-weekends.com so I can tell you why I think you will love this walk and what highlights to expect. The West Sussex Weekends website is a great resource where you will also find ideas for places to stay, eat and drink plus plenty more inspirational stories to tempt you to explore more corners of West Sussex.

The walk follows surfaced paths for the vast majority of the way, with just two sections along grass. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route, but you will need to negotiate one single gate, some staggered barriers and ramps. The outward leg would be suitable for pushchairs and mobility buggies so the walk can be adjusted to be a 'there and back' easy access route. One short part of the return leg follows the edge of a road so take particular care on this stretch. Another part of the return leg is quite narrow so can be prone to being a little overgrown. Allow 3 hours.

If you are looking for refreshments, there are several options. You could stock up on picnic supplies in Chichester and enjoy these in the circular grass meadow half way round, there are a couple of pubs half way round or you will be spoilt for choice with cafes, pubs and restaurants in the centre of Chichester at the end of the walk.

The walk starts and finishes from West Street, immediately alongside Chichester Cathedral in the centre of the city. With such a tall spire, it is fairly easy to find this landmark within the city. If you are coming by car, public pay and display car parks can be found on Northgate (just north of the city centre, approximate post code PO19 6AT) and Basin Street (just south of the city centre, approximate post code PO19 8PY). If you are coming by bus, Cathedral Bus Stops C1, C2 and C3 are on West Street at the start point of the walk. If you are coming by train, it is just a 10-minute walk from Chichester rail station to the cathedral.

The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Chichester and East Lavant This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.

To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius

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