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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

Swan and cygnets at Woods Mill

Woods Mill

Part of Sussex Wildlife Trust, Woods Mill is a small but pe...
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just outside West Su...
Walkers pointing to map on South Downs walk

Centurion Way

A 5 mile route following a disused railway line, the Centuri...
Stans Bike Shack business card in coffee beans

Stan’s Bike Shack

Located right on the Downs Link in Partridge Green, Stan's B...
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...
A couple walking through Tilgate Park

Tilgate Forest

Located in the High Weald area of West Sussex, near Crawley ...
Petworth House on a cloudy day

Petworth House and Park

On the edge of the market town, Petworth House and Park is t...
Jade Smith working on orged metal works

Chichester Art Trail

The Chichester Open Studios Art Trail sees 160 artists exhib...

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