BUGGY PUSHCHAIR WALKS
Easebourne to Midhurst in Cowdray Park, West Sussex
BUGGY PUSHCHAIR WALKS in Cowdray Park, Midhurst, West Sussex have become very popular. Most walkers whether young mums or grandparents find the Castle Causeway a total delight with the gates from North St, Midhurst easy to manage so long as you don't have the largest double buggy.
BUGGY PUSHCHAIR WALKS MAP showing route from Midhurst North St Car Park to Easebourne Car Park on the A272. Click here.
The buggy pushchair walk starts at North Street, Midhurst low charge car park (or Easebourne - The Cowdray Free 100 Space Car Park opposite The Cowdray Farm Shop entrance) goes down the Castle Causeway - see pic left above - , through the gates over the River Rother and then left up the tarmacadam castle-access road. The route to the Cowdray Farm Shop is via the rough estate road which is straight on to the right of the triangular grassy enclosure with some trees and up a gentle incline with views over the polo fields to the right. Once you've crested the low hill it is a steady trundle on the flat to Easebourne.
Before you get to Easebourne and the main entrance to the Cowdray Estate you'll see the low lying smart food emporium and Priory Café to the left with 100 space car park. It has a kiddies play area and enclosure. There is a place you can leave your dog
Midhurst is a very old town with many Tudor and Georgian houses. There are often one or two steps into shops which need to be negotiated with buggies; but Comstibles Deli - to name just one example - gets lots of mums with buggies coming in - and staff or other visitors are always available if you need help up the steps. It's that sort of place.
The pavements are very wide in North Street. We even have market stalls along both pavements on certain days of the year - end May (?) for the French Market, end June (?) for the Italian. There is also a frequent Farmers' Market - see itinerary at the bottom of the page.Young mums manage to negotiate all these obstacles and enjoy the relaxed fun.
There are lots of child-oriented events at Cowdray Castle; and a new model farm - ideal for kids - is at the preparatory stage and will be situated near The Cowdray Farm Shop aka The Food Emorium or Fortnums on Rother.
For doggy walks please refer to Doggy Days Out, Dog Friendly Midhurst, & Cowdray Park Walks. For serious walkers with dogs there are several long walks up to 7 miles in extent and masses of short circular routes. See also Queen Elizabeth Oak Walk, Walking in the Footsteps of H.G.Wells and the Easebourne-Midhurst-Woolbeding Circular Walk Map. All the mountain-bike routes are walks too.
Where ALL the buggy pushchairs seem to head for - Kiss Chase Kids in West Street (Picture above right). Kids clothes from 0-13 years. (This shop has closed - August 2012)
Also make a point of visiting The Upholsterer in North Street for custom-built children's furniture. Doing a make-over of a children's room? Then consult the craftsman-owner who lives on he premises. You'll be amazed!
The Cowdray Model Farm, overlooking the famous polo grounds, with allotment-type plots for children is a project to bring the growing of food closer to people from an early age, to involve them - at some point - in milking, hedging and other traditional farm activities.
The model farm will have a pond, paddocks, picnic area and offer educational facilities to schools. It will be laced with paths enabling easy access for children and buggies.
Here's a suggestion. Make a note in you diary to visit the farm in early April 2012- and bring your friends for a day-out and picnic. If you don't want to make your own picnic Comestibles Deli in Red Lion Street will make a delicious one for you. Speak to Brendon Davies on 01730 813400
August 2012 Announcement.
The walk along the River Rother from the Cowdray water meadows to St Ann's Hill has now been made almost Buggy Friendly, 'almost' because there is a small section where the surface has nor been improved which can get muddy in wet weather. However, the subsidence at the river's edge has been repaired and the walk is now alot better. The gates have been made larger and a bad dip filled in wirh hardcore.
Farmers Market Midhurst.
In North St on the 4th Saturday in the following months January, March, May, July, Sept, Nov, 8:30am-1:30pm. There are on average 20-24 stalls selling a range of local produce.
Click image to get large scale map of the area.
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