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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

Surfer walking home on Seaford Head

South Downs Way

If you're looking for attractive wildlife, visible prehistor...
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...
Stans Bike Shack business card in coffee beans

Stan’s Bike Shack

Located right on the Downs Link in Partridge Green, Stan's B...
Geocaching hidden in tree

Geocaching

Geocaching is the new exciting high tech treasure hunt and t...
Paragliding down Devils Dyke

Devil’s Dyke

Immerse yourself in one of the longest, deepest and widest ...
A basket full of foraging mushrooms

Foraging

There’s nothing like foraging for your own lunch to really...
Buchan country park lake

Buchan Country Park

Buchan Country Park is 170 acres of beautiful countryside ri...
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...

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