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.

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.

Explore the great outdoors

Shocktober fest at Tulleys Farn

Tulleys Farm

Tulleys Farm is a large event space on the outskirts of Craw...

Centurion Way

A 5 mile route following a disused railway line, the Centuri...

Cycle the South Downs Way

Do a ton on your bike. Tackle the 100 mile long National Tra...

Rogate Downhill Bike Park

This freeride bike park is situated off the B306 near Rogate...
Saltern way Chichester

Cycle the Salterns Way

Salterns Way runs from the centre of Chichester to the sand ...

Arundel

Arundel captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and cou...

Buchan Country Park

Buchan Country Park is 170 acres of beautiful countryside ri...

Cowdray Estate

Cowdray lies at the heart of the South Downs National Park. ...

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.

Cycling and biking in West Sussex
Paddle boarding on the West Sussex coast