Natalie Leal follows a circular route through the woodlands of Angmering Park Estate. Many of the paths on this walk are lined by fantastic displays of bluebells in late spring.

1- From the car park entrance turn right and head towards the cross roads on the tarmac road. Take the bridleway straight ahead leading towards fields. This soon turns to the left. Continue straight ahead until you reach a cottage.

At the cottage take the bridleway as it goes right. After approximately 300 yards a footpath turns off to the left and leads uphill through the trees – take this path.

After approximately 200 yards the path dips down and you come to a cross roads.

Continue straight ahead.

During late spring the woods either side of this path are carpeted in bluebells.

2- After approximately a further 400 yards the path comes to a tarmacked lane running through the woods. Cross the road continuing straight ahead and take the first turning immediately to your right. Be warned, the entrance to this bridleway can be muddy.

Follow the bridleway through the trees keeping the wire fence on your left. Continue along the bridleway for approximately a mile ignoring a footpath which leads to the left.

Areas of this bridleway can get muddy after wet weather but there is always the opportunity to skirt around the worst affected areas by dipping into the woods.

As the bridleway slowly climbs through the trees you can catch glimpses of fine views over the Downs to your left.

3- You will eventually reach a wide grassy glade. Follow the bridleway across this and pass through a gate onto open downland. Walk straight ahead across the field as it gradually climbs towards its summit keeping a wire metal fence to your right.

As the field opens out the bridleway leads to the right following the wire fence.

Although on bright days it can be worth a detour to the trig point at the top of the hill to enjoy 360 degree views.

4- When you get to the wooden gates, walk through them. Take the bridleway that leads diagonally to the left, crossing the broad farm track, down towards a metal gate.

Once through the gates follow the track for approximately half a mile until you reach a second metal gate. Pass through the gate and follow the bridleway straight ahead. This soon leads you back into the woods. The bridleway passes through a grassy clearing then continues straight ahead for approximately 50 yards and then comes to a T junction. Take the bridleway to your right.

The area to the right of this bridleway has recently been opened up following some forestry work.

After 500 yards you come to the bottom of a small hill take the footpath to your left as it leads through the trees.

5- The pathway comes out of the woods and joins a broad track after approximately 200 yards. Follow this, bearing left as it leads past an area used for equestrian purpose. The path passes through stables and paddocks and past an imposing period property.

When you come to a T junction turn left following the sign for the public footpath and then right passing a pond. The path leads steadily uphill and away from the grounds of the large house.

6- After approximately 100 yards you come to a cross roads at a gate. Continue straight ahead across the field towards the woodland. Once into the woods take the bridleway to the right.

After a small pumping station you reach another cross roads – continue straight ahead here. The bridleway now continues along a tarmac surface. Follow this for approximately 250 yards until you return the car park.