Walk The Chalk


30 Jan 2024


10:00 am

Join Rural Strides to walk the chalk over Harting Down.

This is a mostly gentle (one steepish climb) 7 mile walk where we will not only walk the chalk but talk about it too.

Is there a more iconic landscape than that of the chalk downloads of southern England?

Archaeologist Jacquetta Hawkes thought not when she wrote that “without chalk there could be no Albion”.

However, while chalk has shaped our landscape, way of life, culture and national identity, it is difficult to categorise it a rock.

The white cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Dover are the most outwardly visible displays of chalk in the south. However, it is here in the Western Weald that the full complexity of the chalk is best appreciated. What is more, there are no crowds.

The walk finish is close to the White Hart pub in South Harting, so why not consider popping in for a drink or bite to eat after our walk. Alternatively, if your preference is more continental cafe there is delicious La Follia.

The event is finished.



Car Park
Car Park, South Harting