A Tunnel of Trees – Halnaker near Chichester

Instagram is quite literally my favourite social media platform. I love looking at beautiful photos, reading snippets of daily activities and seeing new places to explore. Last week I saw a stunning photo of a “tunnel of trees” and after a quick search I found out it was a short drive away from us in a small place called Halnaker in West Sussex

We decided to make a day of it, taking a car picnic with us with a plan to walk through the tunnel of trees up Halnaker Hill to the windmill at the top. The walk wasn’t a long one, 1.5 miles there and back but it was simply stunning. As soon as we entered the tunnel we felt like we were transported into a magical woodland, with the autumnal colours on the trees, leaves on the ground and sun glistening through making it feel like a different world

Along the way we talked to people who had also seen it on social media, met photographers waiting to  capture the perfect people free shot, and even chatted to an elderly couple who had seen an article in the Telegraph and had made a special trip out to see this beautiful location

It really was stunning, we stopped for a few photos and a play in the leaves before heading up Halnaker Hill. The windmill at the top is currently without sails but still looked nice, and we ran about on the pathway nearby and the remains at the top, taking in the  panoramic views of the English Channel and West Sussex

It was a lovely adventure, it took my breath away and I could sit here and talk for ages about it, but instead I’ll let my photos do the rest of the talking

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The entrance to the tunnel

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My little adventurer

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My budding photographer

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My girl and her dog, she loves Lexi to pieces. I think Lexi is still warming up to her!

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The sails were missing but the view was beautiful

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On the way back to the car we stopped to peer into these barrels

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I look forward to visiting again in the spring, and when the windmill has it’s sails back on

Country Kids

18 thoughts on “A Tunnel of Trees – Halnaker near Chichester

  1. Instagram is one of my favourite social media platforms too and I love how a photo prompted you to visit. That tunnel of trees looks so magical – I can imagine it does make you feel like you’ve been transported to a magical woodland. Looks like the views from the top are beautiful too 🙂 #countrykids

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  2. What a amazing tunnel of trees. I bet it looks so very different depending on the time of year. This time of year with the leaf carpet it looks stunning. I’m sure you can loose yourself in here. Beautiful photos
    #CountryKids

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