Instagrammable autumn

Each season has its perks, but autumn is undeniably one of our favourites. While many mourn the last days of summer warmth, we look to the golden colours and exciting events happening across West Sussex throughout the autumn period.

From great walking spots and outdoor activities to cosy pub corners and crafting clubs, there are countless opportunities to frame the perfect photo of your Instagrammable autumn.

We’ve put together a list of some of our top photo spots you simply shouldn’t miss, inspired by everything from haunted Halloweens to wrapped up warm walks. Take a look and pay a visit!

Ashling park vineyard

While trick or treat is a common theme throughout autumn, this experience is bound to be a true treat and nothing but. Enjoy English sparkling wine in the enchanting autumnal atmosphere of Ashling Park Vineyard.

Swanbourne Lake

Swanbourne Lake is a beautiful sight all year round, but there is something especially enjoyable about peeking through the warm-toned leaves across the lake to the historic stone building that hosts the Swanbourne Lodge Tearooms.

Ouse Valley Viaduct

It’s no secret that autumn can also bring the start of the rainy season in the UK. Wandering the incredible structure of the Ouse Valley Viaduct is the perfect way to escape the rain and get that fresh air while taking in the spanning views of the nearby lake.

The Fox Goes Free

This traditional English pub is the perfect place to relax after an autumn stroll. Charming oak beams, candlelit tables and stunning open fires make this quintessential cosy experience one for Instagram!

The Elsted Inn

This atmospheric inn is headed up by a long-standing team of professionals. Delivering superb menus in a warm and relaxing environment, ideal for escaping the autumn breeze and even an overnight stay.

Tulleys Farm

Tulleys Farm embodies autumn. From their daytime and evening pick-your-own pumpkin events to their well-renowned Shocktober Fest attraction, there are numerous activities for the whole family to enjoy. With Instagram opportunities in every corner, this is a must-visit location.

Sompting pumpkin patch

The perfect pumpkin picking experience for the family. Bundle into a pumpkin filled wheelbarrow and explore the farm fields. A range of crafting activities and a special Halloween maze keep the kids happy, why not dress up as a ghostly ghoul for a haunting family portrait?

Making a visit to any of the haunting destinations? Don’t forget to tag us! @experiencewestsussex

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For more inspiration, check out our itineraries and local guides.