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Kingley Vale

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Fairy Tale Wood with Magnificent Yew Trees.

just north of Chichester on the South Downs lies Kingsley Vale, plenty of parking, a short walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Ancient burial mounds and stunning views

We have done walks of this area many times and we are still not bored with it. When you reach the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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All reviews west stoke yew forest nature reserve nature trail car park burial mounds isle of wight great walk busy at weekends dog walkers walk up old trees bronze age stunning scenery wild flowers sunny day well worth a visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

just north of Chichester on the South Downs lies Kingsley Vale, plenty of parking, a short walk brings you to the Magnificent Yew Trees,some over 500 years old, just like something out of some fairytale. Infomation shed close by as you walk further along the...More

Thank taraaswan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have done walks of this area many times and we are still not bored with it. When you reach the top you will find the ancient burial mounds on a clear day there are stunning views across to the IOW. There are ancient yew...More

Thank Kathyfitchett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A walk with kids needs some interest for it to be enjoyable and this walk has plenty... The start has a flat section to the wood from the car park but once in the wood there is plenty to see. The yews are amazing... The...More

1  Thank 563karln
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful spot of West Sussex. Clear signposting (nature reserve)- easily accessible from Emsworth or Chichester. Free car parking. Well signposted trail with information boards. Some beautiful views and an opportunity to see wildlife- e.g. pheasants. Not too many visitors meaning that you can enjoy...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Apart from the wonderful ancient yews the way up to the devils is an easy grade or, for the more fit, a tough steep track with the benefit by either path of magnificent views across the South Downs. A moment considering the landscape through the...More

1  Thank tony w
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Free parking nearby in West Stoke. A short walk aling the track to the reserve. Once there you can follow many tracks around the woods and downland. Stunning scenery and the old yew trees are amazing

Thank 415briant
Reviewed September 20, 2018

summer, spring, winter or fall (as the song goes) its always a great walk - fantastic views and good exercise too -

Thank peteysid
Reviewed September 13, 2018

One of my favourite places in the whole country, Kingley Vale is a very special place full of wonder and magic. The trees each have a personality of their own and just staying amongst them, and being still and enjoying their power is wonderful.

Thank RinnyWee
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I don't know what it is about this place. Used to visit regularly when I was a teenager living in Chichester, and a recent visit to see family drew me back again. We had a lovely walk using the Kingley Vale Walk starting point (smallish...More

Thank Carts123
Reviewed September 2, 2018

A lovely woodland just outside Chichester. This place is absolutely stunning during May when the bluebells are in season - the trees are situated amid a carpet of bluebells and the smell is divine. It's a photographer's dream. Definitely recommend

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Ollie O
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Chris Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry I do not know. There is tail leaflet. visitchichester website has a trail map. Enjoy.
July 9, 2017|
Response from L14916 | Reviewed this property |
You head for West Stoke, car park is easy to find as West Stoke is small