“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing” – Alfred Wainwright (British fellwalker, guidebook author and illustrator)
We agree with Mr Wainright’s excellent point! Don’t let the beauty of each season pass you by and get outside (whatever the weather). – The changing seasons give the perfect excuse to find joy in the great outdoors – here are some of our top tips for making the most of the season’s colours whilst exploring West Sussex.
We always think that changing seasons are another way to find joy in the great outdoors, so, don’t let the season pass you by – here are some of our top tips for making the most of the season’s colours whilst exploring West Sussex.
Gardens and woodland
What better way to immerse yourself in the season’s changes than a visit to one of West Sussex’s many gardens? With stunning varieties of native and foreign flora, including rare and exotic species, you’re in for a breath-taking experience.
Have a look at our recent guide on some of the best hidden gems in the county or browse through the heritage and gardens listings here.
Walks and trails
One of the simplest ways to explore the changing seasons is to get out and explore the landscape! Our specially curated escapades by Vespucci Adventures are sure to take you on an unforgettable route (no doubt with a cosy pub stop along the way), or take a trip through an enchanting tree tunnel on a guided tour near Chichester with Sussex Walks.
For picturesque village walks surrounded by beautiful countryside, we love wandering the Downs around Storrington or exploring the walkways around lovely Cuckfield – don’t forget to stop for lunch at Tom’s Food. If you’re planning on staying over a few nights, why not enlist the help of Footprints of Sussex to help you plan a self-guided walking trip across the Downs?
For more great walking trails and inspiration, have a look at our walking pages.
South Downs Discovery
Pied A Terre
Explore on wheels
Exploring doesn’t end with walking; cycling also offers an exhilarating way to experience the natural world. Whether you choose to walk or cycle, the changing leaves of West Sussex beckon you to explore the changing season’s beauty. Discover the joy of outdoor adventures.
Cadence Cycle Club
Southern eBike rentals
Cycling for Softies
Discover a treasure trove of popular locations along the South Downs Way, offering breath taking landscapes, memorable experiences and wellness in nature. Browse through our curated list of top spots to discover the beauty of West Sussex, or explore our range of amazing outdoor activities. There’s a perfect outdoor adventure for everyone to cherish the beauty of West Sussex. So, don’t miss the chance to experience the wonders of nature in your own preferred way.
RESPECT PROTECT ENJOY:
Remember to observe wildlife from a distance! Always respect natural habitats and follow any guidelines set by local conservation organisations.
Sussex is an extraordinary county to visit and experience wildlife but don’t forget to tread lightly and leave no trace. Responsible dog walkers are very welcome in Sussex but taking responsibility for your dog is especially important when out and about in amongst our natural places and spaces. For more information see Take the Lead – South Downs National Park Authority