The green rolling pastures, wide open spaces, ancient woodlands and river valleys of the National Park offer a landscape as diverse as it is breath-taking.

Immerse yourself in all the National Park has to offer – from star-studded skies to wine tasting at a vineyard on the south-facing slopes;  from a geocaching `treasure hunt` to a family cycle on a converted railway line; from tasting local food and drink in a country pub, to stopping off for afternoon tea in a picturesque village.

Perhaps best of all is a hike or ride on the South Downs Way National Trail for stunning scenery, the freshest air, and popular landmarks – and if you are taking on the challenge of the 100 mile trail stop off in West Sussex to rest a while!

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Why not visit

Devil’s Dyke – immerse yourself in one of the longest, deepest and widest ‘dry valley’ areas in the UK.

Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre – ride the narrow-gauge railway and historic bus service.

Local vineyards –  enjoy a vineyard tour and wine tasting at one at one of the many renowned local producers.

Geocaching trails – try the South Downs National Park’s own GeoTour in this special landscape.

For more information, visit South Downs National Park.

Local guides

Get inspiration for things to do, places to stay and experiences to remember in the South Downs National Park with the help of our local guides.


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Coastal Highlights

Discover coastal highlights in West Sussex…

Arundel Castle and country


Discover Arundel and its nostalgic charm…

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Discover Chichester and the surrounding area…