5 Autumnal Arundel walks to boost your mental health

With everything going on in the world at the moment, things can seem a little gloomy. Despite this, we want to encourage you to #EscapeTheEveryday, get outdoors and appreciate the gorgeous scenery in Arundel with these beautiful walks. Here are five local walks in Arundel which will give you something to smile about throughout this autumn/winter season.

1. Arundel Park

Arundel Park during this season is pretty special, you can enjoy a walk in the park down to Swanbourne lake where you capture the view of the Autumn leaves. The park is 1,200 acres of open land, adjacent to Arundel Castle so you can plan your route to be as long or short as you wish.

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2. Swanbourne Lake

Just down from Arundel Park is the beautiful Swanbourne Lake, another famous location in Arundel. The lake takes around twenty-five minutes to walk around at a leisurely pace, so if you’ve got a spare hour in your day, Swanbourne lake is the best place to head to get your fix of fresh air. The lake also has a café if you fancy indulging in a hot chocolate after your walk!

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3. Angmering Park Estate

If you fancy a wander in the woods and don’t mind driving ten minutes outside of town, the woods offer a great option as they are especially beautiful at this time of year. If you arrive early enough in the morning you might be lucky enough to spot a deer or two!

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4. Binsted Woods

If you are wanting to go to the woods but don’t want to drive, then Binsted Woods is your answer. These woods are located just up from Tortington Lane. These woods are slightly hidden away, but right on the doorstep of those that live locally to Arundel.

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5. River Arun

Finally, it’s so important to mention the beautiful River Arun. You can begin this walk through entering the river at the carpark on Mill Road, where you can walk all the way along the river until you end up at the famous Black Rabbit pub, offering both cosiness and views of the castle. Here you can treat yourself to a hearty lunch and enjoy a drink along with the comfort of a log fire.

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Written by Georgie Smith