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Kingley Vale

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Address: Chichester, England

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Nice walk with a view

We had a lovely walk, free parking at West Stoke and then about an hour or so walk through the yew trees up to the humps. You could spend the day here with a picnic.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely walk, free parking at West Stoke and then about an hour or so walk through the yew trees up to the humps. You could spend the day here with a picnic.

Thank L14916
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful place to walk & reflect. well signposted and maintained. wide variety of trees ...Don't miss the ancient yews! Free car park and plenty of refreshment stops within easy reach.

Thank EmmyB60
Staines, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views even if you don't want to walk to the very top. Paths well kept and suitable for buggies. Perfect for a summer picnic.

Thank LERK1985
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

A lovely day was spent roaming around the reserve, looking at the wonderful amazing Yew trees. A steeper than expected climb to the top to look at the views was obscured by fog, but it was still a pleasant experience. The only downside is the lack of toilet facilities, but hey, going au naturel was with the spirit of the... More 

Thank Citygirl058
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

There are two free car park options, of which both filling up quickly at weekends and half term times, so early birds certainly have an advantage. You park up either at the North West corner of Kingley Vale at Stroughton Down or at Stoke Farm at the very South of Kingley Vale. Both car parks require at least 30-45minutes walk... More 

Thank JanineJoRichtobson
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I love to do this walk early in the morning in a nice sunny day as you cannot beat the view from the top looking over all of Chichester. We always take the dogs who love it and it can be strenuous walk in places depending on the route you take, they can vary in steepness, but... More 

2 Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Kingley vale seems miles from any road. A walk from Stoke along a pedestrianised road leads to the nature reserve. It's a secluded vale with a very steep walk up the centre (though it is possible to walk around the outside on a more gentle slope). At the top are neolithic barrows and unbeatable views to North and Sout

1 Thank PeterbloLondon
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I started from the West Stoke car park but it may be approached from many directions. Whichever route you take it is worth the effort to enjoy the spectacular views when you reach the top. Reward yourself at the many good pubs in the area.

1 Thank Fisherman596
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is an odd, quiet spot that captures the imagination in a number of curious ways. The vale is home to a large number of ancient Yew trees which create dark and gnarly spaces to explore and ponder in. Then, there is a bowl shaped area with a dew pond which offers a number of uphill routes from gentle to... More 

2 Thank Steve B
Fareham, United Kingdom
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271 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The highlight of this place is the ancient ewe trees, some of which are estimated to be over a thousand years old. In addition, the views from the top of the downs are stunning, weather permitting.

1 Thank Phil P

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