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16 October 2009  The Centurion Way

This pleasant route follows the Centurion Way along a disused railway path from Chichester to West Dean.
The ride is flat and traffic free making it ideal for wheelchairs.
Access to the route is not that easy but if you are travelling by car, the best access point is probably in Mid Lavant village, where you can park without upsetting anyone in the residential streets. The station building still stands and forms part of a very impressive centrepiece of a sheltered housing complex. It is not that easy to imagine the station in use though for passengers havenít used it in almost 75 years. It is still clearly on a railway route though as the overbridges to the south will testify. 

Below are a few pictures of the route.

Parking is easy in Lavant find your way to Warble Heath Close SatNav PO18 0AY and you will see the sign for the start of the walk.
here to see the start of the walk in google maps

The start of the walk.
En route there are a few of these sculptures
Gill and Royston
Picnic time

By the picnic area itself were some sculptures of the characters probably involved in the area in times past. There was a roman soldier, a group of workers and a surveyor complete with theodolite. The sculptures themselves were quite curious, resembling torpedoes standing on end with the nose cones at the top. I wondered whether they were in fact scrap from the nearby Naval Dockyard in Portsmouth.


On the way back Gills electric wheelchair all but packed up, so Robin had to tow her back with his brand new scooter using a spare bright red dog lead Karen had in her bag.

After 5 miles or so Gaynor takes a well earned break.