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

Henfield

Set in the beautiful Sussex countryside, on the Downs Link B...

Mannings Heath

Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate is a luxury estate sit...

Marmalade MTB

Passion and experience drives the team at Marmalade MTB. The...

Hickstead International Showjumping

Hickstead is known as the home of British showjumping. The s...

Cowdray Park Polo

The Cowdray Park Polo Club is home to the world-famous Gold ...

Q Leisure

Perfect for adrenaline junkies - Q Leisure is one of the cou...

Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has a ...

Cycle Pagham Harbour to Medmerry

Cycle or walk along the new 3km route linking Pagham Harbour...

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