Today I was undertaking Stage 3 of the New Lipchis Way from Singleton to Chichester. For the large majority of this leg, I was to walk along a major part the Centurion Way. So I decided to make a slight detour and take in the entire length of this beautiful walk.
The Centurion Way is a 5.5 mile path that runs between West Dean and Chichester following the old dismantled Midhurst to Chichester railway line, which closed in 1991. The name Centurion Way is based on the fact that the path crosses the course of a Roman road from Silchester to Chichester. It is marked by a set of sculptures and a modern day amphitheatre.
It is principally a cycle trail and is laid down with a good hardcore path. As a result, it is a very assessible footpath and it used by a lot of walkers and wheel chair user. There are no real hills to climb but the trail does descend approxiamtely 100 feet between West Dean and Chichester.
Start: West Dean SU 85728 12630
Finish: Chichester, close to Bishop Luffa school SU 84810 04732
The path is accessible via various points along the route.
The number 60 bus runs every 20 minutes between the start and finish (Monday to Saturday, hourly on a Sunday). You can view timetables on the Traveline website. There is a railway station in Chichester for timetable details check out the National Rail Website.