Kingley Vale

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Kingley Vale
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SarahHawkes
Crawley, UK65 contributions
Apr 2022
Small carpark, refreshment van there, which was welcome! Good gravel path through countryside to yew trees, oldest in Europe. Their trucks & branches are beautiful. Well worth a visit.
Written 26 April 2022
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BrianML
Chichester, UK923 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We followed an AllTrails circular route from the Forestry Commission car park just north of Stoughton. Beautiful walk in through woods and plenty of climbing on both sides of the valley. Stopped at Hare and Hounds for a drink. The Tumuli at Devils Hump provided fantastic views down to the sea. Amazing old Yew trees. A fairly quiet walk with a few people just congregated at the Tumuli.
Written 28 February 2022
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avonside
United Kingdom261 contributions
Oct 2021
Stunning place spoilt by too many visitors. It was over-crowded (we visited at a weekend) which meant parking is challenging - must be a nightmare for local residents - and sadly people have used areas of the yew grove as a WC and left detritus around….
Written 16 February 2022
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rvic007uk
Brighton, UK339 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Stunning area with huge ancient trees and impressive views from the top grave hills of the past with which nature and plenty to walk around and explore
Written 5 November 2021
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K B
Hayling Island, UK440 contributions
Oct 2021
We parked at east stoke car park (which is free) (Sunday 18th Oct) and walked to the information hut, it was open and very informative, carried on walking through the middle of the trees, wow some beautiful yew trees, there was a gradual climb at first, then when you passed the pond on your right it started to get a bit steeper, then when you passed the bench half way up the hill on the left (we sat for a few minutes to catch our breath) then it started to get really steep, there are some wooden steps that really helped. But when you get to the top wow the view (on a clear day) are breath taking. Definitely worth the climb, then you follow the path to the left and you can see the burial mounds, when you get to the top of those the views are even more spectacular. We didn't want to go down the way we came so we went left and it was a more gradual walk down rather than the very steep on, cut through the trees, easier on the legs, you end up near the pond. It was a perfect day for walking too, cloudy and sunny and cool, that's one off my bucket list. We had taken a bottle of water and a sandwich and sat by the pond and had a little picnic and refuelled for the walk back to the car. It was awesome to say the least.
Written 20 October 2021
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Penman12
Emsworth, UK45 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Kingley Vale
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Burial mounds of the Viking Kings.
The Vale also has one of Europe's most impressive yew forests. The forest contains yews as much as 2,000 years old, which are some of the oldest living organisms in Great Britain.[8] Their survival is remarkable because most ancient yew trees across Europe were felled after the 14th century, being the preferred material for the staves of English longbows.
Written 5 September 2021
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Dave Puls
Nottingham, UK892 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Fantastic walk from West Stoke car park to Kingley Vale. Took about an hour in total to see the Elm trees and up to the Dew pond. Amazing 500+ year old trees, that really look like a small version of something from Lord of the Rings!
Written 24 August 2021
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I love dining out
Bath, UK482 contributions
Jun 2021
Parked in the West Stoke car park and followed the trail signs to complete a "sort of" circular walk. Some pretty steep paths but all were quite robust. Fantastic views from the uppermost points and a relief to be coming down the steps & not going up them!
Glad we wore sensible footwear.

Loved the ancient yews too.

Would definitely recommend Kingley Vale Nature Reserve as a good, peaceful & very beautiful place to go.
Written 19 June 2021
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Chuleton
2 contributions
Apr 2021
Kingley Vale is a great place to walk in nature and to go with family and friends. lots of old trees and stuff like that.
Written 16 June 2021
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PirloParty
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK76 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
A lovely 5km walk at Kingley Vale. We parked at West Stoke car park (PO18 9BE).

Once you have scaled the hill, I would recommend RHS on the way up and steps on the way down, you are greeted with some lovely views!
Written 27 May 2021
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