#AutumnInWestSussex - Plan your escape now!

We’ve been busy filming some of the autumn highlights you can enjoy here in West Sussex. Our gorgeous gardens give one final flourish, the grapes are being harvested to make delicious sparkling Sussex wine and there’s plenty of atmospheric seasonal events to enjoy. As the leaves turn gold and misty mornings give rise to crisp days and dark nights, it’s a wonderful  time to appreciate the great outdoors; give yourself a break and get outside.

And when it’s time to get cosy, check our website for some lovely places to stay and eat. Cosy Inns, roaring fires, sumptuous local food and drink? We have it all – plan your escape now!


Our #AutumnInWestSussex video featured:


  • Gravetye Manor – a 16th century Manor house in mid-Sussex. Come here for timeless Sussex luxury, beautiful gardens and delicious food.
  • Tulleys Farm –  a large farm on the outskirts of Crawley, here are numerous activities for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Wiston Estate – the family run Wiston Estate offers vineyard and winery tours.
  • Adur Centre – an outdoor education activity centre on the banks of the River Adur.
  • Downs Link Way – a footpath and bridleway that follows the disused railway line from Shoreham to Surrey.
  • South Downs National Park –  100 miles of attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages.
  • Ouse Valley Viaduct – a structural marvel located between Haywards Heath and Balcombe.
  • Borde Hill Gardens – a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage listed garden set within 200 acres of scenic parkland
  • Sky Park Farm –  an established deer farm that has recently opened to the public.
  • Bolney Wine Estate – comprises of five unique vineyard sites
  • Pitch – a contemporary mix of modern and classic British food, wines and cocktails by MasterChef Champion, Kenny Tutt.
  • Pied A Terre – offers inspiring and rewarding outdoor walking activities for all in and around the South Downs.
  • Arundel Castle – built at the end of the 11th century and set high on a hill, this castle commands the landscape with magnificent views.
  • Ockenden Manor Spa – a haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
  • Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa – built in the 15th century, this is one of England’s oldest coaching inns.
  • SDNPA – Dark Skies – in May 2016 the South Downs National Park became the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve.