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Kilnwood Vale by foot.

Walking is a great way to get around Kilnwood Vale, Horsham, Crawley and the surrounding areas. It is Government recommendation to exercise at least 30 minutes a day; five times a week and you could easily do this by regularly walking.

Not only is it free but walking regularly keeps you healthy; making it good for you and good for the environment too.

Most key amenities and facilities are accessible by walking from Kilnwood vale as well as a number of attractions and interesting places to visit.

This includes existing primary and secondary schools, local centres, shops, community centres and medical care - all within walking distance.

Information about walking, maps, routes and walkways around Horsham and the surrounding area can be found in this section.

In Your Area

There are a range of services/facilities within walking distance of your new home. Below is a list of some of the locations you can walk to, which can also be found on the interactive map.

  1. Dorsten Square, Bewbush, Crawley - approx. 25 minute walk.
    Dorsten Square is the neighbourhood centre of the adjoining area of Bewbush. Dorsten Square provides a range of shopping facilities and amenities such as supermarket and is also a local bus interchange hub. To walk, follow the footway within the site that runs parallel to Crawley Road/A264 onto Chetwood Road. Keep straight onto Howard Road and take the first left onto Francis Edwards Way. Turn left onto Sullivan Drive and take the Bewbush Underpass to Dorsten Square.
  2. Bewbush Medical Centre, Bewbush Place, Bewbush - approx. 25 minute walk.
    The medical centre offers a range of services from general check-up to specialist clinics. To walk, follow the footway within the site that runs parallel to Crawley Road/A264 onto Chetwood Road. Keep straight onto Howard Road and take the first left onto Francis Edwards Way. Turn left onto Sullivan Drive and take the Bewbush Underpass to Bewbush Drive. The medical centre will be on your left. There is also a dental practice and pharmacy conveniently located in the same area.
  3. The Bewbush Academy - approx. 25 minute walk.
    This is a Community Primary School also located at Dorsten Square. To walk, follow the footway within the site that runs parallel to Crawley Road/A264 onto Chetwood Road. Keep straight onto Howard Road and take the first left onto Francis Edwards Way. Turn left onto Sullivan Drive and take the Bewbush Underpass to Dorsten Square.
  4. Bewh Green, Crawley, West Sussex - approx. 40 minute walk.
    The Green provides residents with an attractive area to relax and enjoy. To walk here, follow the footway within the site that runs parallel to Crawley Road/A264 onto Chetwood Road. Keep straight onto Howard Road and take the first left onto Francis Edwards Way. Turn left onto Sullivan Drive. Continue walking onto Sullivan Drive; take a left onto Barlow Road, a right onto Bunyan Close and then a left onto Booth Road. The Green will be on your left.

Walking Routes

With some of the most beautiful countryside in England, and a number of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, West Sussex is one of the most wooded counties in the country. And it is all readily on your doorstep to explore. Whether you wish for a quiet stroll or an adventurous hike through the woods there are plenty of routes to discover. Below are a few popular routes:

Walking Routes in Horsham

There are a number of self-guided walks across the district. View the link to download instructions and route maps

Bewbush & Broadfield

A surprising green walk around this south west corner of town

Ifield to Charlwood

A walk through the still rural countryside to the west of Crawley

Bewbush to Lambs Green

A lovely walk that takes in some quiet lanes and wooded countryside to the west of Crawley, with a pub ideally placed for a lunch-time stop

For more information visit www.crawley.gov.uk/greenways or www.westsussex.gov.uk/walking

Walking Clubs

Joining a walking club is a fun and social way to get involved and participate in a range of walks and routes. Below are a few walking clubs you may wish to join.

Horsham Health Walks

These health walks offer three different levels of difficulty, to help you maintain a good level of fitness - and they are FREE!

For more information visit their website at: www.horsham.gov.uk/leisure/
2103.aspx

or contact the Horsham Health Walks Co-ordinator at community.development@
horsham.gov.uk

Sussex Young Walkers Group

A walking group for 20-40 year olds, the Sussex Young Walkers Group enjoy the fantastic landscapes of East and West Sussex. Most walks include a pub stop and a picnic in the summer months.

For more information visit their website at: www.sussex-young-walkers.org.uk

B-Footloose

Managed by experience guide Bridget Glynne-Jones, B-Footloose offers guided and unguided walks for charities, business groups and private individuals.

www.b-footloose.co.uk

The Crawley Ramblers

Walking for enjoyment and exercise, the Crawley Ramblers are a mixed age walking group with a range of interesting walking programmes.

For more details see their website at: www.crawleyramblers.org.uk