HORSHAM RIVERSIDE WALK
MAP AND INFORMATION
2023 RIVERSIDE WALK
Horsham scouts are again preparing the walk event for this year and details will follow when available. It is likely to be on a Sunday in September.
Please note in March and April 2023 the Alternative Path shown between 29 and 30 may be closed at times to enable improvement work and a change in route of the path. The work will include a viewing platform, bridge and 100m surfaced path. Please follow the on-site signage for diversions. For more details see the information shown on Horsham District Council's website
"..just wanted to drop you a line to say how much my husband and I have enjoyed exploring the Riverside Walk during this last lockdown. We’ve used sections of it before, but never all of it."
"I am discovering more and more of the walk each day. This is having a discernible impact on both my physical and mental health. Thank You"
"You will be pleased to know that the Riverside walk has been a sanity saver through lockdown, as its such a lovely walk. Thank you to all."
The Riverside Walk is 13 miles long (20km) and described in our leaflet, which can be downloaded from the links below:
Walking Apps for your mobile
The walk can be found on plotaroute.com (it is not necessary to download their App). Use this link for a clockwise walk or this link to go anti-clockwise.
You can also find the walk on the Visorando website.
Enjoy The Riverside Walk
A suggested start of the walk is at Warnham Local Nature Reserve. Going clockwise, the route follows Chennells Brook and later picks up the Horn Brook near Leechpool Woods.
From here the walk continues south before meeting the River Arun just before Chesworth Farm.
Staying close to the Arun most of the way westward, the route passes the confluence with Boldings Brook. Then the walk turns to the north towards Warnham Nature Reserve.
Look for the the way markers to guide your walk. The walk is clearly signed in both directions.
The Riverside Walk logo represents the characteristic oak trees and waterways of the walk.
There are interpretation boards at each of the six sections giving guidance, illustrations of wildlife and nearby places of interest. A north directional compass bearing is indicated with a path guide on each board.
Refreshments can be had at various places around the route including at Warnham Local Nature Reserve in Warnham Road, New House Farm Shop in Old Crawley Road, The Hornbook in Brighton Road and various places close to where the route passes near the town centre.
We hope you enjoy your walk and will see how it changes with different times of the year.
The Riverside Walk is open all year round but paths can be muddy and slippery at any time. Following heavy rain, sections can be very muddy, especially in winter. Please take care.
Dogs should be kept under proper control at all times.
If you spot any issues on the Riverside Walk which you feel require to be reported to Horsham District Council please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Car parks are found at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, Roosthole, Leechpool and Owlbeech Wood and in Horsham town.
Be aware of closing times of the car parks before setting out.