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, trying to have a digital detox, out with the family or fancy walking to one of our country pubs. 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
Old oak tree

Kingley Vale Nature Reserve

Nestling in the South Downs National Park, Kingley Vale Nati...
Geocaching hidden in tree

Geocaching

Geocaching is the new exciting high tech treasure hunt and t...
Woman holding young girl and dog in a park

Horsham and Denne Hill walk

A 3-mile circular walk from the market town of Horsham, that...
Two people walking through South Downs

Pied A Terre

Pied A Terre offer guided walking activities for all in and ...
Paragliding down Devils Dyke

Devil’s Dyke

Immerse yourself in one of the longest, deepest and widest d...
East Head to Shoreham King Charles III Path

King Charles III England Coast Path

Take a stroll on the new 44-mile West Sussex stretch of the ...
Sunrise over the Seven Sisters cliffs

Footprints of Sussex

Footprints of Sussex have a vast amount of experience of org...
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...
South Downs Discovery - Devil's Dyke

Self-guided walking holidays from South Downs Discovery

South Downs Discovery provide self-guided walking holidays a...
Spring view of Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill in spring

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber walk

Breathtaking views and ancient landscapes accompany you alon...
Man taking selfie with family in field

Steyning and Chanctonbury walk

A brilliant 8.5 mile ramble in the South Downs, starting fro...
Two people walking through South Downs

Map reading and skills courses

Pied A Terre Skills Academy has been providing courses for i...
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...
Two people walking through South Downs

Self-guided walking adventures

Pied A Terre Adventures is an expert walking and hiking trav...
A woman standing in front of a cottage in Amberley

Amberley and the River Arun walk

This 3.5 mile walk from Amberley is ideal as a short stroll ...

Ardingly Reservoir

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

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.