Walk the South Downs Way
The hour-long walk starts with a climb offering views back over the estuary. Rivers are rarely straight but these ancient meanders are truly serpentine.
In Westdean, look out for the gabled spire and square tower of 12th-century All Saints Church. If you can take time to explore, you'll find the ruins of an Elizabethan manor house inside the walled enclosure at the heart of the village - possibly the site of Alfred The Great's royal residence.
The White Horse of Litlington can be glimpsed as you climb up the valley away from the forest. As you descend to Litlington, look out for a distant flint building to your right, Clapham House. This was once the love-nest of Mrs Elizabeth Fitzherbert who secretly married the Prince Regent, later George IV, in 1746.
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