The Flint Stones

Oct 28, 2023 | Open Walks

decorative flint with galetting

Date: Weds 27 March
Start: The Trundle
Grid Reference: SU879 113
Start Time: 10.00
Distance: 5.5 miles
Terrain: Undulating – One climb

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Join Rural Strides for The Flint Stones. This is a 5.5 mile walk, literally and metaphorically, unearthing the story behind flint, which is known locally as ‘Sussex/Hampshire Diamonds’. After this walk you will never look at a flint wall the same way again!

Fred and Wilma would surely have felt right at home in the Western Weald. We are surrounded by flint. It is so ubiquitous, you could easily be forgiven for thinking it was a local crop.

Not that long ago people were employed to pick the flint off the fields.  However, our connection with this much over-looked stone goes much further back in history. The Trundle, a former Neolithic causeway enclosure within a later Iron Age fort, is the perfect place to start this walk and historical story.

The walk includes a drink stop at a local cafe.

Rural Strides is passionate about the history and cultural landscape of the Western Weald. Through engaging walks, which interpret the land and share local stories, we seek to connect people not only to the beauty of the area but also to inspiring local businesses. We hope you will find a Rural Strides walk an authentic and memorable experience, that leaves you feeling like a local!

Not familiar with the Western Weald? Read more about it here

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