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“Ancient yew trees”
Review of Kingley Vale

Kingley Vale
Ranked #6 of 66 things to do in Chichester
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Walk through the wonderfully twisted yew trees which have been there since ancient times and climb to the top of the hill to catch a breathtaking view of the Sussex downs. You will love it; especially if you are a landscape photographer

1  Thank Jenjen64
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Tumuli, butterflies, glorious views, woodland, famous and historic yews... a great place for a summer walk. We tend to walk through the Vale to the next valley where there is a superb pub...

2  Thank Mark-and-Sue-Sussex
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

My dogs' ashes are scattered up there and mine will be too. You can't get there by car which is an immense bonus. It can be reached by a walk from the south or from the north west or south east. If you go in the week you can have one of the burial mounds to yourself with the fantastic views to the south (Chichester, Littlehampton or Bognor) or to the north (Butser and Beacon Hill). You can approach via Asdean and see the LLamas or the pigs (very friendly if approached slowly.) You can also walk through time as there is a stone age mound to the south east, an iron age camp on Bow Hill, the bronze age mounds and the Saxon church at Stoughton. There are 2 good pubs on the north side within walking distance but to the south you probably need a car. I don't know of any places to stay within walking distance but it can be part of a one way walk using the buses or a taxi from somewheer local

Thank Leonard B
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

But we discovered it first from a Pathfinder Guide walks book when we first moved to the area, so no chance! This nature reserve is a lovely spot with a range of routes up the South Downs to the amazing views at the top: south over Chichester harbour and the Isle of Wight, but don't forget to look north too. You can see Chichester cathedral slightly left of the view towards IoW. It's delightfully unspoilt by commerce and typical of the beautiful West Sussex landscape. If you don't want to climb the hill, the ancient yew trees (head right from the main track once inside the reserve) provide a fairy tale setting to amaze adults and children alike, and that's a flat walk from the car park at West Stoke.

1  Thank vivoward
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

If you can make the time for the walk up you'll be pleased with your efforts once sat on top of one of the burial mounds afterwards. There are a few directions from which you can ascend, some more muddy than other depending on the time of the year. try and choose a clear day and take a camera.

Thank RogerNorrisUK
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