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
Ardingly Reservoir and skyscape at dusk

Ardingly Reservoir

The tranquil Ardingly reservoir can be found 3 miles north o...
Blue skies in the countryside

Chanctonbury and Cissbury Rings

Standing 783 feet above sea level, the rings offer glorious ...
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

Self-guided walking adventures

Pied A Terre Adventures is an expert walking and hiking trav...
Young girl posing with alpaca

Dunreyth Alpacas

Make your way to Adsdean Park, near Chichester, to experienc...
a boat by a brick bridge

Wellness Walking Tours

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

South Downs Way

If you're looking for attractive wildlife, visible prehistor...
West Sussex heritage and history tours

All-Inclusive History tours

Walk back in time with All-inclusive history tours offering ...
Pathway leading up to the white 'Jill' windmill, one of two windmills in Sussex making up the Jack and Jill Windmills

Jack and Jill Windmills

The Jack and Jill Windmills stand on the South Downs above t...
People splashing in river

Bignor Hill

Bignor Hill stands tall and provides extreme challenges for ...
A group of cyclists queuing at Cadence Cycle Club's Hub

Cadence Cycle Club

Cadence Cycle Club is a collective of enthusiastic cyclists ...
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just outside West Su...
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...
Petworth House on a cloudy day

Petworth House and Park

On the edge of the market town, Petworth House and Park is t...

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.