Halnaker Tunnel of Trees


Photo Spot Summary

Country: United Kingdom

Category: Landscape

City: Chichester

GPS Latitude: 50.874020

GPS Longitude: -0.692833


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.

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

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Hello! I was wondering about the rights to use this image- the tunnel of trees- are we aloud to use it as long as we give you credit?


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Sussex Walks

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.


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

Colin Michaelis

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

Carol Levine

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.

Sussex Walks

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.


What is the best time to capture the autumn vibes – yellowish leaves and all . We are quite far from this place and would like to plan accordingly.

Thanks in advance

Arjun Bhadra Khanal

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.