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

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

Horse in wild flowers at Knepp Estate

Knepp Safari

Experience the thrill of the dawn chorus and wild animals un...
Man standing in Arundel getting ready to lead a Walking Tour

Arundel Walking Tours

Arundel Walking Tours presents the history, architecture and...
Underwater diving with Mulberry Marine Experiences

Mulberry Marine Experiences

"We are passionate about our oceans and helping you engage a...
A group of cyclists queuing at Cadence Cycle Club's Hub

Cadence Cycle Club

Cadence Cycle Club is a collective of enthusiastic cyclists ...
Saltern way water and boats Chichester

Cycle the Salterns Way

Salterns Way runs from the centre of Chichester to the sand ...
Three boats on the water at the Cobnor Acitivities Centre

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust is an independent charity an...
Brighton Kitesurf SUP Academy teaching SUP yoga to a group on the water

Brighton Kitesurf & Sup Academy

Equipped with over eight thousand hours of teaching experien...
Two people playing bubble football outdoors

Bubble football

If the thought of running around a field with just a giant z...

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