By the time I had got to South Harting the best of the day had seemed to have gone. The northerly wind had dropped but the rain had started. Walking on chalk with a light drizzle falling meant it became very slippery underfoot – those almost polished chalk paths that had been easy walking became almost impassible skating rinks.
The limited views across small fields and copses were even more limited through the steady drizzle. A couple of good viewpoints that were reached only allowed views of distant gloom. It was not the most interesting stretch of the South Downs Way, and the cafe at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park adjacent to the A3 was too crowded to allow for much comfort.View the map in Google Maps, or here is the Google Earth KML file.