Halnaker Tunnel of Trees

Tunnel-of-trees

Photo Spot Summary

Country: United Kingdom

Category: Landscape

City: Chichester

GPS Latitude: 50.874020

GPS Longitude: -0.692833

Directions

Near Chichester in West Sussex, England Halnaker. From the A285 walk out of the town on Denge Ln and immediately turn right (East-northeast) onto the path that leads up to the old windmill. You will walk right through the tunnel. At the point where you go through a gate and make a left turn up the hill to the windmill, you are at the best spot to get a great picture of this tunnel.

Photo Spot Details

I took my picture of this tunnel in the fall/autumn and I suspect it is the best time of the year to get the picture because the colors are the richest and warmest. In fact I took this picture in early November. I photographed in the morning, and a bit of sun provided the look I liked. However, I have seen other more moody pictures that may have been taken on a gray day. I would like to go back in other conditions and experiment.

I used a tripod to take the picture and a Nikon D600 using 24-120mm lens at 75mm a f/14 as I wanted a reasonable depth of field. While here, continue up the trail to the windmill which dates back to the 16th century. It is worth exploring and provides great additional photography opportunities too.

Halnaker-Windmill
NIKON D600 + 24-120mm f/4 @ 24mm, ISO 100, 1/30, f/14.0

Map

Halnaker Tunnel of Trees

 

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Comments

  1. Sussex Walks
    August 26, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Regarding parking, you can park in Denge Lane but the space there is very limited so please park responsibly and don;t block the access to the farm or houses. Better still, park at the nearby Boxgrove Village Hall. It’s free and they have an electric car charging point. From there you can walk through the fields along public footpaths to the tree tunnel. You can’t drive your car throuf the tunnel. There is s tile and gate at the end of the lane so sadly mobility scooters and such can’t get through.

  2. Steve
    November 3, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Do you drive through it or walk? Is there somewhere nearby to part and stole through?

    • Colin Michaelis
      August 26, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      It is definitely a walk, not a drive through. Sussex Walks has provided some great tips on where to park and start your walk.

  3. Carol Levine
    August 14, 2015 at 6:35 am

    How far is the tree tunnel from Central London? Is the tree tunnel easy or hard to find? I’m visiting London in September and wonder if this is a good time to photograph.

    Many thanks for your response.

    • August 31, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      You would have to catch a train from London to Chichester or Bognor Regis. It will probably take an hour or so. Then you would need a taxi or buses to get you the rest of the way.

    • Sussex Walks
      August 26, 2020 at 12:48 pm

      Chichester is a much better bet. It’s a couple of hours by train to Chichester from London Victoria. You then need to catch the 55 bus to Halnaker which takes about 20 minutes.

  4. Arjun Bhadra Khanal
    June 21, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Oh, I was very close to the spot last September. Had I known this earlier, I would have driven there from Bognor Regis. Anyways, there is always next time. Thanks for sharing.

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