Bury byways

Bury byways

• Bury village crossroads marks the start of this walk at the intersection of The Street, Houghton Lane and Church Lane. Before proceeding down Church Lane towards the river, locate Bury House in The Street where the English novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, author of the Forsyte Saga, chose to spend the last seven years of his life. A historic black and white WSCC signpost points the way to the “church and river ferry closed”. At the end of the lane bypass the church because there will be an opportunity later to visit and head for the information board at the start of the grassed area known as Bury Wharf. You will have just passed timber framed Jasamine Cottage on the right, the original home of workers that once plied a ferry service between Bury and Amberley. Walk up onto the river embankment, turn right and follow the Arun south. Shortly two stiles are crossed with the permission of River House. Continue along the raised river bank for ½ mile, going through two new squeeze gates. Before a prominent arched pedestrian river footbridge is reached, at a left sweep of the river, drop down off the bank to join the South Downs Way, SDW, through a gate at a right pointing finger post. Walk around one and half sides of a field where the footpath then goes left through a gate between two fields and crosses Houghton Lane.

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