Total distance about 4.5 miles. Number of stiles: zero.
Meet at West Town car park at 9:15 to share cars. Drive to Stoughton (approx. 14 miles). Park in the parking area near the church at Stoughton grid reference SU 803114. We should start walking at about 10am.
Lunch has been booked at the Barley Mow at Walderton for 1pm (Hare and Hounds not doing lunch on that day) and menu choices are required in advance. We will need to park again in the Barley Mow car park.
We'll take the bridleway going SE and gradually uphill. Next take the second left bridleway NE, through Kingley Vale. After a while we will reach the “Devil’s Humps”. An optional climb up the first gives a stunningly good panoramic view of West Sussex. At bridleway “crossroads” go straight over. Continue walking through the wood. On reaching a Monarch’s Way sign, turn sharp left and follow the Monarch’s Way downhill back to Stoughton for lunch.
This route is anti-clockwise starting from the parking area before Hare and Hounds, Stoughton.