Guided tour of Plumpton with local history

A guided tour and walk of Plumpton will take place on Thursday March 12 setting off from Plumpton Railway Station setting off at 10.45am.

There will be a four mile, two hour gentle walk around the countryside of Plumpton and the South Downs National Park.

There will be a brief history of the area to accompany the walk.

No need to book, this is a free walk so just turn up.

If you wish to join the tour meet at Plumpton Station at 10.30am.

Plumpton is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as having a church and two mills.

Back then it was called, ‘Pluntune’, meaning town or settlement where plum trees grew.

More information from Sam Lear of Sussex Community Rail Partnership on 07891 556897 or at

The walk is being organised by the Sussex Community Rail Partnership and South Downs National Park Authority.