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

Woodland waterfall at Woolbedding Gardens

Woolbeding Gardens

Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticu...
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...
Arundel Castle pictutred behind the River Arun

Arundel

Arundel captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and cou...
Mother and baby on countryside hike with buggy

A Walk for All Bramber

A Walk for All Bramber is a 2.2 mile route along the River A...
Walkers pointing to map on South Downs walk

Centurion Way

A 5 mile route following a disused railway line, the Centuri...
Petworth House on a cloudy day

Petworth House and Park

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

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just outside West Su...
Two people walking through South Downs

Pied A Terre

Pied A Terre offer inspiring and rewarding outdoor walking a...

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