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Kingley Vale

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Kingley Vale

A beautiful walk at any time of the year. But for plant spotters a large yew forest a very rare... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chichester, United Kingdom
Fairy Tale Wood with Magnificent Yew Trees.

just north of Chichester on the South Downs lies Kingsley Vale, plenty of parking, a short walk... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Chichester, United Kingdom
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All reviews west stoke yew forest nature trail nature reserve car park burial mounds great walk south downs isle of wight busy at weekends dog walkers walk up old trees bronze age wild flowers stunning scenery sussex countryside
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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful walk at any time of the year. But for plant spotters a large yew forest a very rare think for yew trees. The sharp eyed may spot wild growing bee orchids, please do not pick them.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank antares22016
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

just north of Chichester on the South Downs lies Kingsley Vale, plenty of parking, a short walk brings you to the Magnificent Yew Trees,some over 500 years old, just like something out of some fairytale. Infomation shed close by as you walk further along the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We have done walks of this area many times and we are still not bored with it. When you reach the top you will find the ancient burial mounds on a clear day there are stunning views across to the IOW. There are ancient yew...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathyfitchett
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

A walk with kids needs some interest for it to be enjoyable and this walk has plenty... The start has a flat section to the wood from the car park but once in the wood there is plenty to see. The yews are amazing... The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 563karln
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Very beautiful spot of West Sussex. Clear signposting (nature reserve)- easily accessible from Emsworth or Chichester. Free car parking. Well signposted trail with information boards. Some beautiful views and an opportunity to see wildlife- e.g. pheasants. Not too many visitors meaning that you can enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jake B
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Apart from the wonderful ancient yews the way up to the devils is an easy grade or, for the more fit, a tough steep track with the benefit by either path of magnificent views across the South Downs. A moment considering the landscape through the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank tony w
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Free parking nearby in West Stoke. A short walk aling the track to the reserve. Once there you can follow many tracks around the woods and downland. Stunning scenery and the old yew trees are amazing

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 415briant
Reviewed 21 September 2018

summer, spring, winter or fall (as the song goes) its always a great walk - fantastic views and good exercise too -

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peteysid
Reviewed 13 September 2018

One of my favourite places in the whole country, Kingley Vale is a very special place full of wonder and magic. The trees each have a personality of their own and just staying amongst them, and being still and enjoying their power is wonderful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RinnyWee
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I don't know what it is about this place. Used to visit regularly when I was a teenager living in Chichester, and a recent visit to see family drew me back again. We had a lovely walk using the Kingley Vale Walk starting point (smallish...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ollie O
22 February 2018|
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Response from Chris Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry I do not know. There is tail leaflet. visitchichester website has a trail map. Enjoy.
10 July 2017|
Response from L14916 | Reviewed this property |
You head for West Stoke, car park is easy to find as West Stoke is small