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Walking

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

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.

Great walks and trails

Henfield river walking route sign posting

Henfield’s river history walk

Henfield stands on a sandy ridge overlooking water meadows a...
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...
Henfield High Street

Henfield’s circular walk

Henfield's circular walk offers a level pathway around the v...
Ardingly Reservoir and skyscape at dusk

Ardingly Reservoir

The tranquil Ardingly reservoir can be found 3 miles north o...
Woman and dog opening gate on a walk in the South Downs National Park

Spring

Navigation skills – online courses

Pied A Terre Adventures have created a series of exciting n...
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...
Jade Smith working on orged metal works

Chichester Art Trail

The Chichester Open Studios Art Trail sees 160 artists exhib...
Sunrise over the Seven Sisters cliffs

Footprints of Sussex

Footprints of Sussex have a vast amount of experience of org...

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