the downs link stage 6 ...
shoreham-by-sea - botolphs - bramber
Over the past couple of months on a Sunday, we have been out and about on our bikes. We have been cycling the different stages of the Downs Link which starts at the Coastal Link at Shoreham in West Sussex and finishes at St Martha's Hill, near Guildford in Surrey.
The old toll bridge which crosses across the River Adur at Shoreham has recently undergone a major refurbishment, after the ravegings of time and the weather, have finally over the years taken their toll. Built in 1781 to replace the ferry, this last remaining example of this type of bridge has thankfully been given a new lease of life, due to lots of hard work and fundraising by local people.
A very handsome heron, with rather a proud look on his face, guards the Coastal Link path.
To Upper Beeding, engraved on an old wood stump. Handy directions for the cyclist and any insect passing by!
Arriving in Bramber, a pretty village which often wins the accolade of best kept village in the South East.
The remains of Bramber Castle, which is now owned and managed by The National Trust.
Another scene from the village of Bramber, showing the Castle Inn Hotel and a very pretty flint front building, both adorned with very pretty hanging baskets.