Bobservation 22. The Parish of Fulking

Buttercups with downs in backgroundWalking on Newtimber Hill on a fine morning this week I looked down on the amazing view across the Downland Villages of Poynings, Fulking and Edburton. In particular the long shape of the parish of Fulking stretches out from the Downs to Holmbush Lane and what a wonderful sight it is on a summer’s day.

How fortunate we are to live in this wonderful part of the country and enjoy all the benefits of the rural life.

Fulking itself has so much to offer; a great pub, a refurbished village hall, a fair, yoga, toddlers mornings, a book shop, beagles, a highly successful cricket club, a good size field for village events. The location of the village is only five minutes to shopping, fifteen minutes to a main line railway station and access to a half hourly bus service to Brighton, Burgess Hill or Horsham and 30 minutes to Gatwick.

It is so easy to just accept this great privilege without realizing that there are few places that offer a better way of life for us, our children and grandchildren. We are indeed very lucky.

You may think I have rambled on too long and sound like an Estate Agent’s pitch but I do want you to know how much I appreciate living in Fulking.  I hope you do too.