Active and outdoors

Home to the South Downs, West Sussex is the ideal place to get away from it all. You’ll be taking in some of the freshest air and most inspirational views. To get the best of the views, put on your walking boots or running shoes and head for the hills. If you’re a mountain biker, there are superb off-road tracks among rolling chalk hills, as well as miles of trails and bridleways criss-crossing the surrounding countryside. Road cyclists are well-catered for with two of the toughest hill climbs in the country and there are a huge range of watersports on offer.

Active, outdoor activities in West Sussex
Young girl posing with alpaca

Dunreyth Alpacas

Make your way to Adsdean Park, near Chichester, to experienc...
Chichester Harbour boat on harbour

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Whether you want to get out on the water to spot Chichester ...
Map image of Horsham to Ashingtoon loop

Off-road: Horsham Circular

Distance: 40km Time: Around 1hr 30m A cycle route following ...
Cowdray golf course

Cowdray Golf

Golf has been played at Cowdray for over 100 years. The 18-h...
A family cycling on a path from Pagham to Medmerry

Cycle Pagham Harbour to Medmerry

Cycle or walk along the new 3km route linking Pagham Harbour...
Map of Chichester Downs loop

Road route: Chichester Downs loop

Distance: 75km Time: Approx. 3 hours Beautiful hilly r...
Loxwood Jousters in action on two horses

The Loxwood Joust

The Loxwood Joust is the UK's premiere medieval day out that...
A group of people trying out SUP yoga on a river in Sussex

Moxie Unleashed

Have fun, learn & improve as you 'find your moxie' on &a...
Man standing in Arundel getting ready to lead a Walking Tour

Arundel Walking Tours

Arundel Walking Tours presents the history, architecture and...
Clay pigeon shooting

Southdown Gun Club

Located near Findon, close to Worthing, the Southdown Gun Cl...
The front of K66 Boardriders surf shop in Worthing

K66 Boardriders

K66 Boardriders offers SUP lessons and taster sessions for t...
Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Warham Nature Reserve is a 92-acre site with millpond, marsh...
A woman smiling at a camera

Echo Yoga

Echo  strive to bring you inspiring classes, Soundbath e...
Bicycles adapted by CYCALL to accommodate disabled passengers

CYCALL

CYCALL is an inclusive cycling project based at Brooklands P...
Old oak tree

Kingley Vale Nature Reserve

Nestling in the South Downs National Park, Kingley Vale Nati...
Four donkeys pictured in countryside

East Clayton Farm

Located on the edge of the South Downs National Park, East C...

Coastal activites

The West Sussex Coast offers more than just great views and a lovely location from which to enjoy a day by the sea. Whether you are an experienced professional, an individual, a group looking to try something new, there is plenty to do.

From outdoor swimming and sunbathing, to boat trips, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and adrenaline-packed activities like super-fast inflatable adult water rides, there truly is something for everyone.

Paddle boarding on the West Sussex coast
Dad and child sailing in West Sussex

Local guides

Get inspiration for your next trip with the help of our local guides. Discover top attractions, fun things to do and exciting new experiences. There is something for everyone in West Sussex.