River walk in Horsham set as part of Sussex Walking Festival

Horsham River walk.
Horsham River walk.

As part of the Sussex Walking Festival from October 5-7, hikers can take advantage of a guided walk around Horsham on Sunday October 7.

There are five walks each day in different areas and on Sunday (amongst other walks) there will be a guided walk of Horsham’s special River Walk.

This is a delightful river walk around Horsham and walkers are being offered a chance to walk it with a leader.

The walk can be picked up almost anywhere, but the Festival is based at the Rugby Club, so it will start from there.

It begins with paths through the woods at Leechpool and Owlbeech and then goes north across the A264 to a firm bridleway before turning back into Horsham and through the snickets and twittens of North Horsham. The walk takes in the delights of the perimeters of Horsham, with views across the fields down at Tanbridge.

It winds its way through to the bottom of the Causeway and then across through Chesworth to pick up a cut through to the Rugby Club.

The walk is 13 miles long and will take between 5 and 6 hours with a stop at the Holbrook Club en route.

On arrival back at Horsham Rugby Club the facilities of their clubhouse for an ‘end of festival’ celebration will be available which will include a barbecue.

The walk will cost £7.50 per person; the BBQ will cost £5.00 per person and the booking form can be downloaded at www.sussexwalkingfestival.co.uk

The Horsham Town Community Partnership, in conjunction with representatives of voluntary organisations and Horsham District Council, is engaged on a River Walk Enhancement Project and this is an opportunity to see the walk before the project comes to fruition.