The pub at Hooksway.
From Hooksway we went along some bumpy and rough tracks and headed towards the South Downs Way.
Nikki's face says it all ......
However, we got a little lost and had a bit of an adventure along the ridge overlooking South Harting on what's called Didling Hill. It didn't take us too long to find our way back on to the SDW.
Nikki found a lovely fossil...
The CDW was quite busy with walkers and other MTBs. Cycling towards Cocking Down we turned right along a bridleway heading south back towards Chilgrove. It was a lovely ride down the hill and quite a cycle friendly track back to The Fish House.
We cycled through West Dean Woods and came out on the lane behind The Fish House. We stopped for a coffee at the pub and said our goodbyes - thanks to Nikiki and Caroline for helping with the map reading!
It was a fun ride and I would like to cycle there again to get to know the area better and cycle along the many tracks on offer. In a few weeks time we have a ride planned along the SDW starting in Winchester, something to look forward to.
Next week it's a road ride to Rowlands Castle and that lovely cafe!