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
West Sussex Windmill in a field with blue skies

Sussex Walks

Sussex Walks offer guided walks in the countryside and villa...
A group enjoying a skippered charter from Chichester Sailing around Chichester Harbour

Chichester Sailing

Chichester Sailing offer skippered charter aboard a 32' Cata...
Three paddleboarders standing on their paddleboards holding the ore above their head

Cave Active

Join the team at Cave Active on Chichester harbour for one o...
Learning how to sail with The Sail Boat Project

Sail Boat Project

Sail Boat Project provides a range of learning activities ba...
Chichester Harbour Conservancy with sailing boats on the sea

Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has a ...
Three young children on the waltzer at Harbour Park

Harbour Park

Harbour Park, excitement for all ages right on Littlehampton...
Arundel Lido

Arundel Lido

Swim, sunbathe or simply relax at the outdoor Arundel Lido &...
The witterings sandy beach

West Wittering

After an exhausting day on your bike or climbing the Downs, ...
Two men chatting in a field over a fence

Quest Challenges

In a world where organisational teams may have become fragme...
Chichester Harbour boat on harbour

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Whether you want to get out on the water to spot Chichester ...
Cyclists on cycling path

Downs Link

The easy gradients make the Downs Link ideal for children an...
Male cyclist sitting back on bike overlooking the South Downs

Southern eBike Rentals

Southern eBike Rentals is a specialist electric bike rental ...

The Wey & Arun Canal

Scenic boat trips can be enjoyed along the restored section ...
Bicycles adapted by CYCALL to accommodate disabled passengers

CYCALL

Providing adapted cycles for disabled adults and children, o...
Map of Chichester Downs loop

Road route: Chichester Downs loop

Distance: 75km Time: Approx. 3 hours Beautiful hilly r...
Yoga matts

Hush Yoga

Hush Yoga is a purpose designed yoga studio in Horsham town ...

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.