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Octagon Walks

Octagon Walks

Explore the Octagon Parish using these easy to follow walks, produced to help guide visitors through a beautiful and unspoilt part of West Sussex.

The Octagon Parish is made up of eight villages with churches: Stansted, Racton, Stoughton, East Marden, North Marden, Up Marden, Compton and Forestside and two villages without churches: West Marden and Walderton.

All of the walks are accessible by the number 54 bus.


" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "