A Crime Ride: Angmering to Littlehampton.
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We catch the 10.00 (10.03 from Hove) train to Angmering from Brighton, arriving 10.36.
From the station we head north over a roundabout through Angmering village. At the end of the village we turn left shortly crossing over the A27. Continuing, we turn right along a small road then left at Seldon Road which turns into a good (earth surfaced) bridleway heading uphill through woods to join the Monarch’s Way. We turn left where it is then a gentle downhill ride to a bridleway crossroads behind which is marked the site of the gallows where the last hanging in the area took place.
We leave the Monarch’s Way by continuing straight on through gates. At the next junction we take the right fork. We turn first right then left towards Arundel Station. We turn right at the station on to the A27 for a few yards to the roundabout where we take the Arundel turning, crossing the bridge where we have our lunch stop,the Moathouse cafe. Quick service with a cheap and fairly basic menu.
After lunch we weave our way under the A27 and join a straight road to Ford passing the Open Prison. We continue into Littlehampton crossing the river by the Old Swing/New Retracting bridge where there is an optional tea stop by the river before returning home from Littlehampton Station.
Terrain: gradual uphill climb on wide mainly firm good surface bridleways followed by long gentle downhills on bridleway and small country roads. After lunch, riding on flat but potentially busy roads. Approx 18 miles.
Train to Angmering from Brighton 10.00 (10.03 from Hove)
Trains from Littlehampton 15.54 (change at Ford) 16.15 (change at Hove)
For those who want to continue back to Angmering 16.12 and 16.46 (both direct).
Sikka and Tessa