South Downs Way Day 3 - Cocking to Bramber

Saturday 18th May 2013

South Downs Way Day 3 - Cocking to Bramber

This walk was done well before I ever considered having a walking diary website, so the memories of those five days are limited - as are the photographs available for use. So, I'm recording what I have, but it falls short of the records that I would like to present.

Leaving Cocking it was onto a path linking Heyshott Down and Graffham Down. Following this, another climb was undertaken, this time up 'Bignor Hill' and a walk in the footsteps of the Romans. It was then onto Amberley and a quick pint or two in the beer garden of the Bridge Inn.

A stroll along the downs followed with impressive views and then finally a descent down into the pretty town of Steyning. We were staying at the Castle Inn which was in Bramber another mile further on, my GPS had run out of juice, so my stats are not necessarily spot on for this leg. In addition, it may have been the afternoon beers but we were all pretty jaded by the time we reached our accommodation which was problematic to say the least. We had booked a twin room and were given a double ! the manager didn't seem to understand that they had done anything wrong even when I presented the booking details, she reluctantly gave us an additional room which was the size of a broom cupboard - rubbish breakfast too. For such a posh town it was one of the poorest stays we have ever had on our travels.

The night on the town was a bit odd too - We ended up in a pub where the locals were actively getting excited about the Eurovision Song Contest which was on a TV in the bar and one of them was rocking a pram whilst singing along ! You get to some interesting places doing this stuff you know !

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Distance: 25 miles
Duration: 8:15 hours
Ascent: 2860 ft
Difficulty: Moderate/Hard
Accompanied By: Davy, Rob & Arch
Weather: Dry & Sunny Intervals

3D outline of route