Findon Nepcote Circular Walk

Nepcote, Findon, Worthing BN14, UK

Duration: Approx. 60 – 75 mins

Poo bins: Sparse

Parking: Free

Fitness level: Moderate

This circular walk around the Nepcote area of Findon is fantastic if you’re looking for an alternative to Cissbury Ring. The walking route takes you up through the horseracing training circuit and overlooks the beautiful South Downs, as well as the rest of Findon and coastline of Worthing.

Getting to Nepcote in Findon

There is a small free car park at the beginning of this walk, and directly opposite Nepcote Green. The car park is small, with enough space for 6 – 8 cars and on a steep incline. Luckily, the car park is quiet throughout the year, with the exception of the Findon Sheep Fair, which usually takes place in early September.

Here is a link to the Nepcote Green car park location: what3words: ///spines.cloth.thighs

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Starting the Findon Nepcote walk

On the north side of the car park you will notice a public footpath going in two directions. Go through the public gate which opens up onto the long footpath with horse fields on either side. Keep following this path with a gradual incline until you come across the next gate.

Open the gate which leads onto a large field with a sand horse racing track which loops past the gate entrance. This track is used for training by the local Findon horseracing stables.

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Along the way

Follow the footpath which crosses the field northeast and leads onto another gate. It’s best to look both ways before crossing the track in case any horses are in training, as well as keeping your dog on a lead when making your way through this section.

Head through this gate, and follow the footpath which leads up the hill, with some more horse fields on both sides of the fencing. This path follows onto another gate, which again opens up onto a large field. You will be able to make out a slight footpath which heads up the hill northeast again. Keep following this path, which leads you over the next section of the sand training track. Again, make sure to keep an eye out for any horse riders, as they will likely be coming at some speed if they are in training.

At the top of this field you will notice a fence bordering around the field. Keep heading north and you will find a gate on the righthand side to exit the field.

Once you are here, turn left and follow the gravel road until you come to your first turning on the left. Keep following this path, which is slightly covered by trees which will bring you back to the car park.

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Extra information for dog walkers

When it comes to poo bins, it’s important to note that there is only one, which is back at Nepcote Green.

This dog walk is a great option if you have a reactive dog, as you only come across a small handful of other people and dogs, due it being a lesser known walking route in Findon.

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Nearest dog friendly pub to Nepcote in Findon village

One of our personal favourites is the Gun Inn in Findon, which is just a short walk from the car park, or the pub has its own car park too. Running since 1619, this award winning pub offers a lovely quiet garden, restaurant, private dining room and bar. Dogs are allowed in the bar area and garden.

One of our favourite things about the Gun Inn is that they feature themed nights including a French and Spanish night, as well as mouth watering Sunday Roasts.

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Published: August 22, 2022
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