Iping Common Trail
The Common is one of the best examples of lowland heathland in Sussex and is home to a variety of animal life which can only exist within this habitat.
* Sandy paths
* Colourful heathers and gorse
* Interesting landscape with few trees
Elsted Road, Midhurst, GU29 0PB
Free car park on the Elsted Road just off the A272 (note the postcode takes you to the spot on the A272 where you need to turn off)
The circular Heathland Trail is 1 mile long. Allow approx. an hour for your visit.
Dawn to dusk.
This circular walk across the dry, sandy trails of lowland heathland is generally mud-free* and is therefore a great option for a short family walk. Simply follow the beetle way-marks from the car park. The trails are narrow and (in our opinion) not suitable for pushchairs.
Whilst dogs are welcome, it is essential that they are kept on a lead or on the path from March to September. The three key heathland birds: woodlark, nightjar and tree pipit, all nest on the ground, making them vulnerable to disturbance by dogs running free.
*There are a few areas which can get water-logged and muddy in winter.