Horsham and the surrounding area boasts a varied landscape – the woodland in the north contrasts with the southern downland where historic houses nestle at the foot of the South Downs, and the central pasture and farmland is crossed by meandering rivers.
The countryside is accessible with a good network of public rights of way for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to enjoy, and the family friendly Downs Link route is a particular highlight with some great places to stop off and refuel.
Horsham itself and the market towns of Billingshurst, Henfield, Pulborough, Steyning and Storrington provide an attractive, historic setting. Across the area you’ll find Michelin star restaurants, gastropubs, weekly food markets, and dozens of artisan producers and growers, including 12 micro-breweries and 6 vineyards, all promoted through an annual food and drink festival in September.
Parham House and Gardens – visit the fine Elizabethan house and gardens, set in an ancient deer park.
Knepp Estate Safari – experience the thrill of the dawn chorus and seeing wild animals in their natural habitat.
Fishers Farm Park – head to the Park consistently voted one of the top family days out in West Sussex.
For more information, visit the Horsham and District Visitor.
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Hugh finds solace in the peaceful trails through ancient forest