The Centurion Way is a 5.5 mile cycle and walking route running between Chichester, Lavant and West Dean. The route follows the course of the disused Chichester to Midhurst railway line which was closed in 1991. The name Centurion Way was suggested by a local schoolboy who entered a competition to name the route when it re-opened as a cycle and walking path in 2005.
The route is mostly wide and flat with some slopes, making for a gentle walk or cycle and is the ideal way to travel by bike from Chichester to West Dean Gardens at West Dean or The Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton.
There are several places to join and leave the route and plenty of points of interest to view along the way. Including sculptures which commemorate various aspects of local Chichester History such as 'The Chichester Road Gang' which is made from empty oxygen gas cylinders and is located where the ancient Roman road to Silchester crosses the path of the old railway line; and a Roman Amphitheatre which was created over the site of an old quarry.
Centurion Way is always open for walking and cycling
Centurian Way is free for all to use.
The start or Centurion Way is next to the entrace to Bishop Luffa School
By train: the nearest train station is Chichester
By bus: The number 60 bus runs from Chichester bus station (opposite Chichester railway station) to West Dean every half hour Monday - Saturday. On Sundays buses are every hour. For an up-to-date timetable visit the STAGECOACH website