Welcome to Bepton

Bepton is a rural community south west of Midhurst. It has neither a shop, post office, nor a village hall. The form of the parish is linear with the southern end slowly rising to the crest of the Downs some 2.5 miles away from the northern end. The northern part of Bepton has most of the housing and a small area known locally as Severals Green. There are two commons, Bepton Common which is agricultural land and next to this is the much larger Midhurst Common which is popular with dog walkers.

The southern end of Bepton has more dispersed housing and contains the older part of the village. This part includes the Park House Hotel as well as St Mary’s Church.

Bepton lies within the South Downs National Park and the southern end of the village is designated a Conservation Area. Bepton has no river but there are many ponds in the fields, especially in southern Bepton. One noticeable pond is just next to the Church.

Bepton is set in a fabulous location, underneath Bepton Down and Linch Down, which rises to a height of 248 metres, making it one of the highest points along the South Downs.

The South Downs Way runs along the crest of the hills here, just before the long descent towards Bepton’s neighbouring village of Cocking.