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A well-known old pub and an old name that’s not so well known…

countryside walk along river bank

This riverside hamlet lies on the Arundel to South Stoke road about a mile and a half north of Arundel. On one side, is Arundel Park and on the other, you can enjoy views along the River Arun back to Arundel Castle. To get to Offham from Arundel, follow Mill Road past Swanbourne Lake and the Arundel Wetland Centre. The turning to Offham is just by the Black Rabbit pub

When South Stoke’s 11th century Saxon flint church was recorded in the Domesday Book this very rural village was known as ‘Stoches’. South Stoke’s pretty church contains a bell dated 1657 and the porch is 13th century.

You can walk all along the west bank of the river Arun from Arundel to South Stoke, which lies two miles north of Arundel. If you walk on the east river bank, you will reach North Stoke.

Written by Barb Hogan, Visit Arundel

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