Walks and trails

West Sussex is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors on two feet whether you’re an experienced walker, looking for a short stroll or trying to have a digital detox. The county boasts 48 miles of the South Downs Way’s impressive 100-mile national trail. So if you’re like us and would rather take it a chunk at a time, West Sussex is a great place to start.

Walking in West Sussex
Two people walking through South Downs

Self-guided walking adventures

Pied A Terre Adventures is an expert walking and hiking trav...
Ardingly Reservoir and skyscape at dusk

Ardingly Reservoir

The tranquil Ardingly reservoir can be found 3 miles north o...
Two young boys exploring the water with nets at RSPB Pagham Harbour

RSPB’s Pagham Harbour

Pagham Harbour, just south from the hustle and bustle of Chi...
Swan and cygnets at Woods Mill

Woods Mill

Part of Sussex Wildlife Trust, Woods Mill is a small but pe...
A couple walking through Tilgate Park

Tilgate Forest

Located in the High Weald area of West Sussex, near Crawley ...
Sunrise over the Seven Sisters cliffs

Footprints of Sussex

Footprints of Sussex have a vast amount of experience of org...
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just outside West Su...
Arundel Castle pictutred behind the River Arun

Arundel

Arundel captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and cou...
Woodland waterfall at Woolbedding Gardens

Woolbeding Gardens

Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticu...
Cyclists on cycling path

Downs Link

The easy gradients make the Downs Link ideal for children an...
A group of cyclists queuing at Cadence Cycle Club's Hub

Cadence Cycle Club

Cadence Cycle Club is a collective of enthusiastic cyclists ...
Underwater diving with Mulberry Marine Experiences

Mulberry Marine Experiences

"We are passionate about our oceans and helping you engage a...
Man leaning on walking post looking out to country landscape

Vespucci Adventures

Vespucci Adventures evolved from our passion for long distan...
Buchan country park lake

Buchan Country Park

Buchan Country Park is 170 acres of beautiful countryside ri...
Blue skies in the countryside

Chanctonbury and Cissbury Rings

Standing 783 feet above sea level, the rings offer glorious ...
Ditchling Beacon at sunset

Ditchling Beacon

Panoramic views from the top of the world.  Stand at the to...

Country to coast

There are so many routes to take and trails to discover that you’ll be in your element, whether you’re a weekend stroller or an experienced hiker. Nestled within the foothills of the South Downs, you’ll find treasured trails that boast an array of woodland, hedgerow, farmland and wildlife.

For a short walk that takes in the coastline, try Littlehampton to Climping. It’s a great distance for families and this beginner walk takes you takes you from country to coast in one easy route.

There’s so much to discover in West Sussex, whichever path you take, and, for the adventurous among you, why don’t you unearth your own adventure?

Dog walks in West Sussex
Country walks 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.