What to do and see in and around Angmering


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Angmering Woods. Copyright: Neil Rogers-Davis, 2005

FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES WITHIN ANGMERING

There are a number of public recreation areas in the southern part of the parish, most of which are maintained by Angmering Parish Council. These are shown below together with other activities in the parish plus a list of various organisations/individuals providing recreational/educational/exercise/health classes in Angmering.

Public Recreation Areas:  
Bramley Green, Beech Way Pocket park with play equipment
Bramley Green, Community Site Open space and play equipment
Bramley Green, Mayflower Park Pond ("the Noddy Pond"), open space and play equipment, Skate Park, BMX track
Decoy Drive (off Palmer Road) Open space, sports facilities, and play equipment
Downs Way (south of A259) Pocket park with play equipment
Fletcher's Field (next to St Margaret's) Open space and play equipment
St Nicholas Gardens (behind Library) Quiet gardens

Walks:
The northern part of Angmering, north of the A27, is principally woodland criss-crossed with paths providing excellent and attractive walking facilities throughout the year. Even further north, the woodland gives way to downland and the most northerly tip of the parish, Chantry Post, is situated on the South Downs Way. A leaflet containing three circular walking in Angmering is available from the Library or download the walks' leaflet by clicking here; Walk 1 (Copse Walk 4.75 miles; Walk 2 (Parkland Walk) 5.5 miles; Walk 3 (Woodland Walk) 7miles. All these walk start from the village centre but could be considerably shortened by parking near The Woodman Arms or The Fox (as appropriate).

The Angmering Society publishes two leaflets on village walks. Firstly, "A Walk around Angmering" (old houses), and secondly "Tree Trail in the Conservation Area". Both these documents are available, price 50p each, from The Angmering Society. The Society also published a booklet "A Walk through Angmering's Conservation Area" which is available from Woodies News or Angmering Framing & Stitches, price £1.50.

Sports Facilities:
Angmering has its own archery, cricket, croquet, football, rugby, table tennis, stoolball short-mat and carpet bowls clubs. Golf Clubs include Ham Manor (private), and the Rustington Golf Centre (public) which includes a driving range. Gym and swimming facilities are available at the Virgin (Esporta) club adjoining the Rustington Golf Centre in Golfers Lane, Angmering. A skateboard bowl was constructed in May 2008. Contact details may be found on the Organisations or Traders pages of this website.

Other recreational activities:
Angmering Bridge Club and the Whist Club meet in the Village Hall. Regular exercise, dancing, short mat bowls, table tennis, and other activities (see list below) are held at the Angmering Community Centre and other locations in the village. Motor racing takes place regularly at the Angmering Motor Sports Centre in Water Lane. Go Karts can be hired there. Owners of Go Karts and Mini Motos can also use their facilities (see below) and the Centre is also the home of the Sussex Model Car Club (model car racing). Church Bell (Change) Ringers and Hand Bell Ringers are also represented in the village.


Recreational / Educational / Exercise / Health Classes and other recreational facilities held in Angmering
See also Organisations page.

Aerobics (Rosemary Conley)
- Karen Cahill
St Wilfrid's RC Primary School
Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Tel: 779304
Angmering Motor Sports Centre - Go Kart owner/drivers & hire, and Mini Motos owner/riders Oval Raceway, Water Lane
Weekdays 10am-7.00pm (or dusk), Weekends (not racedays) 10am-4pm
Tel: (01243) 268887 website
Arun Kung Fu School
- Chris & Amanda Saunders
Angmering Village Hall:
4 and 6 years (Little Dragons) at 4.30pm and 7+ (Juniors) at 5.30pm on Thursdays
Angmering Community Centre:
Adults - 8pm and 10pm on Thursdays
Tel:08000 199343 website
Art for Improvers
- Jane Denman
Angmering Community Centre
Improvers Watercolour Course: Thurs Thurs 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Tel: 856999  
Burlex
- Jude Beales
Angmering Community Centre
Mon 8.45am - 9.45am
Tel:07796 371145  
Camera Club, Angmering
- Guy Partington
Angmering Community Centre
2nd & 4th Tues in the month 7pm - 9pm
Tel:770874  
Cardiac Rehabilitation Support Exercise
- Sarah Simpson
Angmering Community Centre
Wed 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Tel:721563  
Carpet Bowls Club, Angmering
- James Meacham (chairman)
Angmering Village Hall
Tuesday from 6 - 8 pm. Wednesday from 2 - 4 pm and
6 - 8 pm and 8 pm - 10 pm .
Tel: 776004 website
Choi Kwang Do Martial Arts
- Adrian Hughes
Angmering Community Centre
Tues 6.00-10.00pm & Fri 5.45-7.45pm
Tel: 07955 162886 website
Choir, Angmering Voices Community
Angmering Community Centre
Thurs 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Tel: 773982  
Dance, Angmering School of
- Kimberley Mirceta
Angmering Community Centre
Mon 4.00pm - 4.45pm Baby Ballet (2-3 yrs)
Mon 5.00pm - 5.45pm (7-8 yrs)
Tel: 07782 148830  
Street Dance - Bodyshock Dance Co.
- Julie Fox
Angmering Community Centre
Wed 4.30pm - 5.15pm (Infants)
Wed 5.30pm - 6.30pm (Juniors)
Tel: 07989 534499  
Dancing, Sequence
- Jill & Roger Stevens
Angmering Community Centre
Dances: 1st Sat each month 7.15 -10.15pm.
Improvers Classes: Thu 10.00am-12noon
Tel: 850179  
Diddidance
- Laura
Angmering Community Centre
Mon 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Tel: 07730 576597  
Kung Fu School, Arun & Worthing
- Amanda Saunders
Angmering Community Centre
Thur 8pm - 10om
Tel: 0800 0199 343  
Fitsteps
- Jude Beales
Angmering Community Centre
Thur 9am - 10am
Tel:07796 371145  
Fitsteps
- Lisa
Angmering Community Centre
Thur 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Tel:07939 248871  
Meditation, Temple of Golden Light
- Linda Jarrett
Angmering Community Centre
1st Tues in month: 8.00pm - 9.30pm
Tel: 07711 679718  
Pilates with Pippa
- Pippa Taylor
Angmering Community Centre
Mon 6.00pm - 7.00pm & 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Tel: 07834 560953  
Pilates
- Liz Downes
Angmering Community Centre
Wed 10am - 11am
Tel: 07973 532733
Pilates, Arun Clinical
- Joanne Bennet
Angmering Community Centre
Mon 8pm - 9pm & Wed 7pm - 9pm
Tel: 07766 833134  
Sama Karate Kick Boxing
- Matt Hill
Angmering Community Centre
Thurs 7pm - 8pm. Sats for children 9.15am - 11.15am
Tel: 07894 861250  
Sama Tai Chi
- Matt Hill
Angmering Community Centre
Wed 6.30pm - 7,30pm
Tel: 07894 861250  
Short Mat Bowls Club, Angmering
- Ian & Brenda Pears
Angmering Community Centre
Tues & Thurs 3.00 - 5.00pm
Tel: 07542 150326 website
Short Mat Bowls Club, Foxwood
- Bryan McCansh
Angmering Community Centre
Wed 7.30 - 9.30pm
Tel: 242734  
Table Tennis Club, Angmering
- Neil & Rita Rogers-Davis
Angmering Community Centre
Mon 1.30 - 3.30pm
Tel: 771935 webpage
U3A Choir
- Brian Timms
Angmering Community Centre
Fri 10am - 1pm
Tel: 770053  
U3A Bridge
- Bryan Stephens
Angmering Community Centre
Mon 9.30am - 11.30am. Lessons: Fri 1.30pm - 4.30pm
 
   
Ultimate Pilates Angmering Village Hall
Monday evenings
Tel: 609311 website
Weightwatchers Angmering Village Hall Mon 7.00pm &
Thu 10.00 am
Tel: 08457 123000 website
Yoga
- Leah Bracknell
Angmering Community Centre
Active: Mon 8pm -9pm & Thur 8pm - 9pm
Gentle: Thur 7pm - 9pm
Tel: 07580 895509  
Yogaplay (for children)
- Leah Bracknell
Angmering Community Centre
Mon 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Tel: 07580 895509  
Yoga, Hatha
- Liz Downes
Angmering Community Centre
Fri 9am - 10am
Tel: 07973 532733  
Cindy Robins Yoga Private Yoga Studio, 8 Weavers Ring, Angmering
Classes for all levels
Tel: 778717 website
Zumba Fitness
- Gemma Bland and Natasha Whitehead
Angmering Village Hall - 2pm till 2.45 every Friday. £4 pay as you go. Avaliable to all abilities - ages 12 and over Tel: 07787 417435
(Natasha)
 
Zumba Dance Fitness
- Becky Daley
Angmering Community Centre
Mon 6.00pm - 6.45pm & 6.45pm - 7.30pm
Tel: 07776 292122  
Zumba Dance Fitness
- Liz Downes
Angmering Community Centre
Mon 10.45am - 11.45am (Gold)(incl 15 min Pilates)
Wed 9.15am - 10.00am
Tel: 07973 532733  


VISITORS' GUIDE TO ATTRACTIONS WITHIN EASY REACH OF ANGMERING

Angmering is situated almost in the centre-south of the county of West Sussex and is therefore ideal as a base for visiting the many attractions our beautiful county has to offer. Two brand-new hotels have opened in the parish fairly recently which has assisted in making Angmering a viable touring base; these are Angmering Manor Hotel and the Premier Inn (offering luxury and more modest accommodation respectively). Further, there are also two good caravan sites (Acorns Camping and Ecclesden Farm) on the edge of the village providing a base for tourists who want the freedom and benefits of their own accommodation.

Arundel Castle. Copyright: Neil Rogers-Davis, 2008

Below is a selection of places to visit in West Sussex that are within about 20 miles of Angmering or say 30 minutes car journey, mainly using the principal road arteries - A27, A24, A29 and A259. Additionally, the cities of Brighton and Portsmouth are both just 45 minutes drive from Angmering. The list may be equally useful to visitors or to Angmering residents who have recently moved to West Sussex. The attractions are arranged from east to west to make it easier when planning visits. A location map is shown towards the bottom of this page.

Fulking (17m, E)
Devil's Dyke & downland with magnificent views (NT) (website)

Henfield (19m, ENE)
Woods Mill Nature Reserve (website)

Shoreham by Sea (10m, E)
Lancing College Chapel (chapel website), River Arun, Shoreham airport (flying, museum) (airport website)

Bramber (15m, ENE)
St Mary's House and Garden (website)

Steyning (15m, ENE)
Old market town with many timber-framed buildings (website)

Sompting (6m, E)
Saxon church with unique to England Rhenish helm tower (website)

Shipley (15m, NE)
Hillaire Belloc's (and Jonathan Creek's!) windmill (website)

Worthing (4m, E)
Large seaside town, shops, pier, promenade, gardens, shows, bowls, cinemas, museum, art gallery, aquarena (website)

Goring by Sea (3m, E)
Reproduction of paintings on Sistine Chapel Ceiling at English Martyrs RC Church (website)

Storrington (10m, N)
Parham House and Gardens (website)

Littlehampton (4m, SW)
Beaches, river trips, watersports, amusements, deep sea fishing, Look & Sea! Visitor Centre, museum, swimming pool (website)

Pulborough (15m, N)
Pulborough Brooks RSPB Nature Reserve (website)

Amberley (12m, NNW)
Attractive village, River Arun, riverside pubs and tea rooms (Houghton Bridge), Amberley Working Museum (36 acres) (museum website)

Arundel (6m, WNW)
Spectacular Castle, RC Cathedral, River Arun, river trips, antique shops, tea rooms, Swanbourne Lake, boat hire, Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre (website)

Petworth 20m, NNW)
Attractive small town with timber-framed buildings, Petworth House and Park (NT) (website)

Fontwell (10m, W)
Denman's Gardens, Fontwell Park horse racing (website)

Bognor Regis (11m, SW)
Beach, promenade, pier, Hotham Park (website)

Pagham (15m, SW)
Nature reserve, harbour trips, watersports (website)

Chichester (16m, W)
Roman city, Cathedral, shops, Festival Theatre, harbour trips, cinemas (website)

Fishbourne (18m, W)
Fishbourne Roman Palace (website)

Bosham (20m, W)
Pretty harbour estuary village, tea shops, pubs, sailing, church with associations with King Canute and King Harold (website)

Goodwood (18m, NW)
Goodwood House, Motor Sports, Horse Racing, Flying (website)

Singleton (20m, NW)
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum (50 acres) (website)

West Dean (22m, NW)
West Dean Gardens (website)

Kingley Vale (20m, NW)
Nature Reserve and largest yew forest in Europe, walks (website)


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And finally, do not forget Angmering itself. Angmering has far more listed buildings than any of its neighbouring parishes, many built in local brick and flint with the occasional timber framed house, two or three dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. You will need to walk the village to really appreciate them and spot their features. In doing so, sit in The Square for a while and take in the delights of this attractive village while sipping a cup of coffee or something a bit stronger! For facilities and activities within the parish, click here.

(Page last updated: 29 October 2008)