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
Henfield High Street

Henfield’s circular walk

Henfield's circular walk offers a level pathway around the v...
Two people walking through South Downs

Map reading and skills courses

Pied A Terre Skills Academy has been providing courses for i...
A group of cyclists queuing at Cadence Cycle Club's Hub

Cadence Cycle Club

Cadence Cycle Club is a collective of enthusiastic cyclists ...
Man leaning on walking post looking out to country landscape

Vespucci Adventures

Vespucci Adventures evolved from our passion for long distan...
Geocaching hidden in tree

Geocaching

Geocaching is the new exciting high tech treasure hunt and t...
Underwater diving with Mulberry Marine Experiences

Mulberry Marine Experiences

"We are passionate about our oceans and helping you engage a...
Paragliding down Devils Dyke

Devil’s Dyke

Immerse yourself in one of the longest, deepest and widest d...
A basket full of foraging mushrooms

Foraging

There’s nothing like foraging for your own lunch to really...
Walkers pointing to map on South Downs walk

Centurion Way

A 5 mile route following a disused railway line, the Centuri...
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...
Ardingly Reservoir and skyscape at dusk

Ardingly Reservoir

The tranquil Ardingly reservoir can be found 3 miles north o...

Luxury Private Guided Day Tour – Chichester City and Cathedral Tour

Visit the city of Chichester, West Sussex on a luxury, guide...
Ditchling Beacon at sunset

Ditchling Beacon

Panoramic views from the top of the world.  Stand at the to...
A woman and dog overlooking the South Downs in summer

Heads Up Navigation

Heads Up Navigation is about encouraging people to learn how...
People splashing in river

Bignor Hill

Bignor Hill stands tall and provides extreme challenges for ...
Buchan country park lake

Buchan Country Park

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

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.