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On Thursday 24th August, the weather was perfect as more than 60 walkers set off from Amberley station, to walk to Arundel.  It was not too hot, but dry and sunny, and adults, children and quite a few very excited dogs meandered through the Arun Valley.  The route went through West Stoke village, along the banks of the Arun River, over the Gurkha Bridge, (so named, after it was restored in 2009 by a Gurkha Troop).  Past clumps of blackberries, sloes and rowan berries, the route finished in Arundel, close to the castle.  Up the steep Mill Road, and along to St Nicholas’ church, where volunteers were on hand to provide refreshments such as tea, coffee, homemade cakes or scones, to the walkers and other visitors to the town and the church.

Rowena Tyler, Arun Valley Line Officer for Sussex CRP said: ‘It was a pleasure to take part in the walk, to meet new people, and also reconnect with some familiar faces, for such a good cause. The Arun Valley Action Plan for 2017/2018 has an objective to encourage more walks involving travel by rail, and this was an ideal opportunity which we were happy to promote, as the route ran from Amberley station to Arundel, which are both easily accessible to walkers.’

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