RSPB Pulborough via West Dean

  • Starts: Wednesday 31 May 2023 9:00 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Richard Smith
  • Supported by: Gilbert Wheelwright
  • Category:
  • Route grade: C - Moderate route
At: The Spring Centre, Havant

Address: East Street, Havant, P09 1BS

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre web site is here.

More details and map.

Contact us about this event

Send an email to leader: Richard Smith.
Send an email to supporter: Gilbert Wheelwright.
Send an email to both Richard Smith and Gilbert Wheelwright.


The route to RSPB Pulborough Brooks and back to Rowland Castle is 64 miles or thereabouts. The pace will suit all to ensure a good day out in the warmer weather. Starting from The Spring, meeting at 8:45a.m for a 9:00a.m. depart.

The route to the coffee stop at West Dean Stores - Westbourne, Woodies, West Stoke, Lavant, Centurion Way. Then onwards along the East Dean Valley to Duncton Hill turning right at the bottom and cross country to RSPB Pulborough Brooks for lunch.

Taking the reverse route to Heath End the return journey winds it way to Graffham, Cocking, Bepton, South Harting with a gentle work out going up to Ditcham Park School followed by a pleasant few miles to Rowlands Castle where the ride ends.

Bookings for this ride/event

Booking is required for this ride. Please let the ride leader know if you want to join. Please do not turn up for the ride unless you've had your booking confirmed or your name appears below.

This ride is currently full but we encourage you to ask to join the wait list. That will let the ride leader:

  • Find out the demand for that type of ride
  • Nominate you as a replacement if someone drops out
  • Arrange to split the ride if there is sufficient demand

Bookings recorded for this ride (Log in to see rider names):

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To ask to join this ride, please use the 'Contact us about this ride' link above to send an email to the ride leader.

About Wednesday rides

Wednesday rides usually start from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. If you're unable to keep up or have a mechanical problem, someone will be available to help you - although we obviously cannot guarantee to solve all problems.

Wednesday rides usually provide a range of options to riders as we'll try to arrange multiple rides with different paces, distance and degree of hilliness.

On Wednesdays it is likely that there will be several riders coming back to the Havant area after an elevenses stop - although they might not include a PCTC ride leader. If that is what you'd like to do, please consult the ride organiser before the day of the ride to ensure someone knows and is able to bring you back.

This article describes what you should consider bringing with you on one of these rides.