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
Sunrise over the Seven Sisters cliffs

Footprints of Sussex

Footprints of Sussex have a vast amount of experience of org...
Man leaning on walking post looking out to country landscape

Vespucci Adventures

Vespucci Adventures evolved from our passion for long distan...
Underwater diving with Mulberry Marine Experiences

Mulberry Marine Experiences

"We are passionate about our oceans and helping you engage a...
West Sussex heritage and history tours

All-Inclusive History tours

Walk back in time with All-inclusive history tours offering ...
Young girl posing with alpaca

Dunreyth Alpacas

Make your way to Adsdean Park, near Chichester, to experienc...
An old image of Henfield with a horse and carriage

Henfield Village and Common trail

Did you know that Henfield is a village that grew on a sands...
a boat by a brick bridge

Wellness Walking Tours

Wellness Walking Tours specialise in unique guided walking e...
Surfer walking home on Seaford Head

South Downs Way

If you're looking for attractive wildlife, visible prehistor...
A woman and dog overlooking the South Downs in summer

Heads Up Navigation

Heads Up Navigation is about encouraging people to learn how...
Ardingly Reservoir and skyscape at dusk

Ardingly Reservoir

The tranquil Ardingly reservoir can be found 3 miles north o...
Swan and cygnets at Woods Mill

Woods Mill

Part of Sussex Wildlife Trust, Woods Mill is a small but pe...
Walkers pointing to map on South Downs walk

Centurion Way

A 5 mile route following a disused railway line, the Centuri...
Two people walking through South Downs

Map reading and skills courses

Pied A Terre Skills Academy has been providing courses for i...
Henfield river walking route sign posting

Henfield’s river history walk

Henfield stands on a sandy ridge overlooking water meadows a...
Two people walking through South Downs

Pied A Terre

Pied A Terre offer guided walking activities for all in and ...
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just outside West Su...

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.