Ancient yew forest. Chichester harbour views. Walking trail. Free family activities West Sussex.

Kingley Vale

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There is a question associated with each numbered post on the nature trail. Click here.

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Home to a forest of twisted and ancient yew trees, including several that are over 500 years old and one with a trunk that is more than five metres wide! Designated a 'National Nature Reserve' Kingley Vale also has superb chalk grassland with far-reaching views.


* Well way-marked nature trail

* Amazing, ancient, gnarly trees

* Wildlife - from orchids and butterflies to red kites and buzzards!

* Absolutely stunning views across the Chichester Harbour AONB

Home to a forest of twisted and ancient yew trees, including several that are over 500 years old and one with a trunk that is more than five metres wide! Designated a 'National Nature Reserve' Kingley Vale also has superb chalk grassland with far-reaching views.

* Well way-marked nature trail

* Amazing, ancient, gnarly trees

* Wildlife - from orchids and butterflies to red kites and buzzards!

* Absolutely stunning views across the Chichester Harbour AONB​

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KEY INFO:

ADMISSION:

FREE!!

SUITABLE FOR

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LOCATION:

West Stoke Car Park, Downs Road, Chichester, PO18 9BE

PARKING:

Free parking

AMENITIES:

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DISTANCE:

5.5 km

OPEN:

All day, every day.

ROUTE MAP AVAILABLE
PARKING MAP
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The Kingley Vale Nature Trail follows numbered posts (1-26) around the reserve. The complete circular walk will take the average person about an hour and a half, and is steep in some sections. Please stay on the paths to protect the unique environment. 

An amazing picnic spot can be found on the chalk grassland right at the top of the Reserve. Overlooking Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on a clear day you can see for miles 

The Reserve is about a 15 minute walk from the car park, along an all access footpath. Dogs are welcome here, but must be kept on a lead around grazing livestock. Please clean up after your pet.