Monarch's Way

The Monarch's Way is a 984km (615 miles) linear footpath connecting Worcester in Worcestershire, England with Shoreham in West Sussex, England.

It is waymarked by named posts with a crown in an oak tree motif. It follows the escape route of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

It goes through two World Heritage Sites, two National Parks and six Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty plus some of the finest scenery in western and southern England.

From Arundel the route passes along the South Downs Way above Storrington, overshoots Shoreham by heading to Steyning and then proceeds towards Brighton, where the King was recognised by an over-excited pub landlord.
However, he escaped just in time. The Monarch’s Way then doubles back towards Shoreham, where Charles II embarked for France narrowly avoiding capture by the Parliamentarians.

The Bridge (over the river Adur) between Bramber and Upper Beeding is on the Monarchs Way.