2022

TQ1429 : Downs Link at Christ's Hospital, near Horsham

taken 2 years ago, near to Itchingfield, West Sussex, England

Downs Link at Christ's Hospital, near Horsham
Downs Link at Christ's Hospital, near Horsham
A recently-opened section of the Downs Link, passing beneath the Arun Valley Line just north of Christ's Hospital station. The path also forms part of route 223 of the National Cycle Network.
Arun Valley Line

The Arun Valley Line (also known as the Mid Sussex Line) runs from south of Three Bridges, via Crawley and Horsham to Arundel Junction, where it joins the West Coastway line. It was opened in several stages between 1848 and 1863.
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

Downs Link

The Downs Link is a 37-mile (59 km) footpath and bridleway linking the North Downs Way Link at St. Martha's Hill in Surrey with the South Downs Way Link near Steyning in West Sussex and on via the Coastal Link to Shoreham-by-Sea. Most of the route follows two dismantled railway lines, both closed by the Beeching cuts in the 1960s. The Shoreham-On-Sea to Christís Hospital line and the Christís Hospital to Shalford Junction line. The link opened in 1984.
Cycle Route 223 follows the Downs link from Guildford to Shoreham.
The logo for the walk is the viaduct across the River Arun TQ0932 : Double Viaduct over the River Arun.
A full history of the Cranleigh line (Christís Hospital to Shalford Junction) can be read at LinkExternal link

National Cycle Network route 223

Route 223 of the National Cycle Network (NCN223) links Chertsey in Surrey with Shoreham-by-Sea on the West Sussex coast. South of Guildford, NCN223 uses the route of the Downs Link path, mostly along disused railway lines.

More information on Sustrans' websiteL LinkExternal link

The National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans LinkExternal link (Sustainable Transport), aided by a National Lottery grant.

Many routes aim to minimise contact with motor traffic, though 70% of them are on roads. In some cases the NCN uses pedestrian routes, disused railways, minor roads, canal towpaths, or traffic-calmed routes in towns and cities.


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TQ1429, 93 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Malc McDonald   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 3 June, 2022   (more nearby)
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Friday, 3 June, 2022
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1486 2929 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.0889N 0:21.7603W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1486 2928
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