GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Sussex Walks

This large county includes the wonderful South Downs and the High Weald AONB where there's miles of fine trails for walkers.

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Sussex. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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1066 Country Walk31 miles (50 km)Follow in the steps of William the Conqueror on this historic walk through the Sussex countryside which commemorates the famous battle in 1066. View Full Details>>
Abbot's Wood Sussex3 miles (5.5 km)Explore miles of walking and cycling trails in these extensive woods in Arlington, Sussex. There's nice waymarked footpaths and bridleways which are great for mountain biking. You can reach the woods from Hailsham by heading south along the Cuckoo Trail and then heading west along National Cycle Route 2 from Polegate. View Full Details>>
Amberley Circular Walk6 miles (9.5 km)The delightful village of Amberley is located at the foot of the South Downs,in the Horsham District of West Sussex. There's lots of lovely walking trails to follow through the surrounding countryside and along the River Arun. View Full Details>>
Angmering Park Estate Woods5 miles (8 km)The expansive area of woodland surrounding the Angmering Park Estate has miles of public bridleways and footpaths for walkers and cyclists to try. As well as the sheltered paths through the pretty woods there are some nice open fields and good views across the surrounding countryside to enjoy. The area is particularly magical in the spring when there are carpets of bluebells to see. View Full Details>>
Ardingly Reservoir5 miles (8 km)This 198 acre reservoir and nature reserve has a lovely waterside walking path ideal for an easy stroll. The walk starts at the parking lot at the southern end of the reservoir and take you along the eastern side of the water to the village of Balcombe before returning to the start point. As a nature reserve you will pass through a variety of habitats including wetland, reedbed, deciduous woodland, hazel coppice and haymeadow. Look out for Great crested grebe and kingfishers as you make your way round the reservoir. View Full Details>>
Arlington Reservoir2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a nice easy stroll around the pretty Arlington Reservoir on this short circular walk near Hailsham. There's parking on the western side of the reservoir and a good path running around the perimeter. The walk includes a woodland section at the start before reaching the dam where there are fabulous views across the Downs and the Long Man of Wilmington, The area is also a nature reserve and excellent for bird watching with 173 recorded bird species and a wintering population of up to 10,000 wildfowl. Look out for great crested grebe,swallow,mallard,pied wagtail and cormorants.These can best be observed from the bird hide. View Full Details>>
Arundel Castle and Arundel Park9 miles (14 km)This circular walk takes you through the parkland and countryside surrounding this restored medieval castle in West Sussex. The walk starts near the castle and picks up the Monarch's Way long distance walking trail to take you into Arundel park. You'll pass Swanbourne Lake and follow footpaths through woodland and grassland to the River Arun. The route then follows a lovely riverside footpath back towards the castle. You'll pass the splendid Arundel Wetland Centre where you can look out for a wide variety of wildlife including water voles and rare geese. The castle itself is well worth visiting with lovely gardens and a fascinating history, though there is a fee for entry to the grounds. View Full Details>>
Ashdown Forest7 miles (12 km)Explore the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh in this large area of woodland and heathland near Crowborough. The expansive forest has miles of good footpaths to try. This route makes use of the Wealdway long distance footpath which runs through the woods from south to north. There are car parks near Duddleswell which give direct access to the forest paths. You then head north passing Camp Hill and Wren's Warren before finishing at Five Hundred Acre Wood. Hundred Acre Wood in the Pooh stories is based on this area. From here you can return the same way or continue north to the nearby village of Hartfield for refreshments. View Full Details>>
Barcombe Mills2 miles (4 km)This delightful area of East Sussex has riverside trails, a small reservoir and lovely countryside views. It's located just to the south east of the village ofBarcombe Cross in theLewesDistrict. You could follow footpaths from the village to the site but this walk starts from the Barcombe Mills car park, just to the south of the reservoir. From here you can easily pick up the trails heading between the River Ouse and Barcombe Reservoir. It's a lovely path, with a number of weirs, little wooden bridges, attractive waterside woodland and nice countryside views. Keep following the river north until you reach the Anchor Inn. The pub is a great place to stop for refreshments with its riverside beer garden and picturesque setting. You can also hire boats from this location. View Full Details>>
Beachy Head4 miles (6 km)This exhilarating walk takes you along the highestchalksea cliff in Britain, at Beachy Head on the South Downs. The cliffs rise to a height of 162 metres (531ft) with fabulous views along the coast to West Sussex and Dungeness in Kent. View Full Details>>
Bewl Water12 miles (20 km)This is a walking and cycling route around the beautiful Bewl Water reservoir near Lamberhurst. The route runs alongside the reservoir for most of the way though there is an inland section on quiet country lanes around Tolhurst. It runs for about 12.5 miles with great views of the High Weald AONB. View Full Details>>
Birling Gap2 miles (3 km)Visit Birling Gap and enjoy a splendid coastal walk to the Belle Tout lighthouse. The area is run by the National Trust so there are great facilities with a good sized car park, cafe, shop and visitor centreon the cliff top. This walk starts from the Birling Gap car park just a mile south of East Dean at the end of Birling Gap Road. From here you can pick up the trails along the The South Downs Way to the lighthouse. Belle Tout has been used many times in films and tv because of the spectacular location. It has been called 'Britain's most famous inhabited lighthouse'. There's fantastic views along to the nearby Beachy Head and 500 acres of open chalk grassland with a wide variety of butterflies and wildflowers to look out for. View Full Details>>
Black Down4 miles (6 km)Climb to the highest point in the South Downs on this challenging route in Sussex. The area is run by the National Trust and includes a series of well defined paths taking you to flower-rich meadows, ancient woodland and copses. There are fabulous views over the Weald from the Temple of the Winds, at the southern end of Black down. The English Channel can also be seen through the River Arun gap on a clear day. The circular route below starts at the car park near the Temple of the Winds and takes you north across Black Down to Boarden Door Bottom. View Full Details>>
Bodiam Castle1 miles (1 km)This 14th century moated castle in Sussex is one of the National Trust's most visited properties. You will see spiral staircases, battlements and the castle's original wooden portcullis, an extremely rare example of its kind. You can also listen to an interesting talk about medieval life from one of the authentically dressed medieval characters in the castle. View Full Details>>
Brede High Woods4 miles (6.5 km)This large area of ancient woodland consists of hundreds of acres of walking trails, a variety of wildlife and the pretty Powdermill Reservoir. There's a circular waymarked trail and a number other permissive footpaths to follow through the 262 hectares (647 acres). It's a lovely place for a peaceful stroll with heathland, coppice, ghyll woodland, broadleaf woodland, ponds, springs and streams to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Brighton1 miles (1 km)Brighton has some lovely coastal walks and splendid hill climbs on the nearby South Downs. View Full Details>>
Brighton to Eastbourne26 miles (42 km)This coastal walk takes you between these two major Sussex settlements. At just over 26 miles the walk is of marathon length. You'll enjoy some of the best coastal scenery in the country, with pretty beaches and spectacular cliff tops. View Full Details>>
Brighton to Newhaven9 miles (14.5 km)Follow the Brighton to Newhaven clifftop path on this splendid coastal walk on the south coast. Much of this route follows a traffic free path along National Cycle Network route 2 so you can bring your bike too. Part of the route also passes the popular Undercliff Walk Brighton from the marina at Black Rock to Saltdean. This follows a nice surfaced path along the sea wall with great views of the white cliffs and the sea. Much of the rest of this walk is on an elevated clifftop trail with splendid coastal views. It's about a 9 mile walk but fairly flat throughout. View Full Details>>
Brighton Way54 miles (87 km)A super route though the South Downs from Horley to Brighton. The trail passes Crawley, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill before finishing on the south coast. The walk has several train stations dotted along the route so you can easily do this one in manageable sections. Highlights include the Ardingly Nature Reserve and reservoir near Balcombe. The walk also climbs Ditchling Beacon where there are fabulous views of the South Downs. View Full Details>>
Broadwater Warren2 miles (3 km)This delightful RSPB nature reserve in Tunbridge Wells has a nice nature trail and an all ability path to try. You can pick up the walking trails at the car park at Broadwater Forest Lane. The waymarked trail guides you through the reserve's woodland, wetland and open heath with lots of wildlife to look out for on the way. This includes nightjars, dormice and dragonflies around the pond. There's also a section along a boardwalk which takes you through an area of wet woodland. View Full Details>>
Buchan Country Park4 miles (7 km)Explore 170 acres of woodland, heath, ponds and meadow in this delightful park on the outskirts of Crawley View Full Details>>
Camber Sands3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle along National Cycle Network Route 2 from Rye to the beautiful Camber Sands. You can pick up the trail in the centre of Rye near to the train station. It's about a 3 mile ride to the beach, passing alongside Camber Road. There are lovely views of Northpoint Water and Rye Bay before passing Rye Golf Club and entering the village of Camber. It's a beautiful and popular beach with the only sand dune system in East Sussex. If you continue your cycle along the coast road you will come to Broomhill Sands and Lydd. View Full Details>>
Centurion Way6 miles (10 km)This pleasant short route follows the View Full Details>>
Chanctonbury Ring4 miles (6 km)Climb to this early Iron Age hill fort on the South Downs and enjoy wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and coast. The hill is also an important area for flora and fauna, including the protectedGreat Crested Newt which can be found in the dew pond on the hill. View Full Details>>
Chichester Canal7 miles (12 km)Enjoy a lovely waterside stroll along the Chichester Canal on this easy walk in Sussex. The walk begins in the centre of Chichester (near the train station and cathedral) following the canal towpath to Birdham Pool with its pretty boating marina. View Full Details>>
Chichester Harbour6 miles (10 km)This circular walk take you around the lovely Chidham peninsula. The peninsula extends southwards into Chichester Harbour and lies within an Area of Outstanding Beauty. It's a splendid place for a walk with footpaths running along the coast with fine views over the harbour for the duration of the walk. It's also great for wildlife with several species of wintering wildfowl and wadersto look out for on the way. View Full Details>>
Cissbury Ring2 miles (3 km)Visit this historic hill fort in West Sussex and enjoy terrific views over the South Downs countryside on this circular walk. It's a very beautiful place with rolling hills, patches of woodland, wildlife-rich chalk grassland, wildflowers in the summer and a series of good footpaths and tracks to guide your around the area. View Full Details>>
Clapham Wood2 miles (3.5 km)These mysterious woods are located in the ArunDistrict ofWest Sussex, next to the village of Clapham. The woods are most well known forparanormalactivity includingseveral UFOsightings. They also have some nice public footpaths to follow through the woods. The woods are surrounded by some lovely Sussex countryside and have bluebells growing in the spring. There's parking available at the south western corner of the woods. View Full Details>>
Cuckmere River and Cuckmere Haven10 miles (16 km)This lovely waterside walk takes you along the Cuckmere River from Alfriston to the beautiful Cuckmere Haven on the south coast. The walk starts in Alfriston and follows the riverside path to Exceat, passing the famous chalk White Horse on the way. You continue to the coast and Cuckmere Haven where you will find a shingle beach and wonderful views of the Seven Sisters Cliffs. The route then passes along the beach and picks up the South Downs Way to take you into the popular Seven Sisters Country Park. In the park there are 700 acres of parkland with wonderful views over the South Downs. View Full Details>>
Cuckoo Trail14 miles (23 km)This traffic free cycle and walking path runs along a disused railway line from Heathfield to the outskirts of Eastbourne. The trail follows National Cycle route 21 and runs through a mixture of woodland, grassland and countryside with a variety of interesting sculptures lining the way. View Full Details>>
Darwell Reservoir5 miles (8 km)Explore Darwell Reservoir and Darwell Wood on this walk near Mountfield in East Sussex. The woods have lots of nice walking trails with streams, broadleaf woodland, bluebells and wild garlic to enjoy. From the public footpaths there are nice views through the trees to Darwell Reservoir. Look out for wildlife including green woodpeckers, buzzard, nightjar and sparrowhawk. View Full Details>>
Devils Dyke2 miles (4 km)This circular walk explores this beautiful valley near Brighton. The valley stretches for about a mile through the South Downs. It is thelongest, deepest and widest 'dry valley' in the UK. The area is criss crossed with footpaths and bridleways making it an ideal location for walking and mountain biking. As well as stunning views across the south downs you will pass lovely meadows with a variety of flowers, an Iron Age Hill Fort and the remains of a Victorian funfair. In the summer months you can enjoy a sea of pink Orchids with a variety of butterflies including Adonis blue, chalkhill blue and silver spotted skipper. You can easily extend your walk by heading east onto Newtimber Hill where you will find one of the finest examples of chalk grassland in the country, ancient woodland and rare plants and flowers such as burnt orchid and juniper tree. Also on the route is the Devils Dyke Pub where you can have some lunch while enjoying some wonderful views. View Full Details>>
Diamond Way60 miles (97 km)This is a fairly easy walk from West to East Sussex through heathland, farmland and forest. The walk runs from Midhurst to Heathfield and passes through Petworth, Billinghurst, Haywards Heath, Lindfield and Nutley. It was created by the Sussex Ramblers Association tocelebrate their 60th anniversary. View Full Details>>
Ditchling Beacon5 miles (8 km)Climb to the highest point in East Sussexand enjoy wonderful views of the Wealdand the Downs on this circular walk. The lovely chalk grassland of the area is covered with a variety of flowers and plants during the summer months. Look out for marjoram,thymeand different types oforchid with butterflies such as the Chalkhill Blue flying around them. View Full Details>>
Ditchling Common Country Park2 miles (4 km)Explore 188 acres of lovely parkland near Burgess Hill in East Sussex View Full Details>>
Downs Link36 miles (58 km)This is a terrific walking or cycling path running from St Martha's Hill in Guildford to Shoreham-by-Sea. The trail is suitable for walkers and cyclists and links the North and South Downs National Trails. It runs for a distance of just under 40 miles on a fairly flat off road path with great views of the Low Weald countryside. View Full Details>>
Dunwich Heath2 miles (2.5 km)This beautiful coastal heathland is a wonderful place for a peaceful walk. The area is owned by the National Trust and is covered in miles of good footpaths taking you through the pretty purple heathland. It's great for birdwatching withDartford warbler, nightjar and woodlark regular visitors to the area. Also look out for red deer andmuntjac deer. After exploring the heathland you can enjoy a stroll along the lovely Dunwich beach and take in the coastal views. View Full Details>>
Eartham Woods3 miles (5 km)This large area of beech woodland near Slindon has some nice footpaths to follow. The woods are a great place to see bluebells in the spring months. You may also see deer, woodland birds and various butterflies as you make your way through the forest. You can start your walk from the car park located at the south eastern end of the woods, just to the north of the village of Eartham. View Full Details>>
Eridge Rocks1 miles (1 km)This fascinating nature reserve in Tunbridge Wells contains a series of large boulders and mixed woodland. The imposing rocks are surrounded by interesting vegetation such as conifers, deciduous trees, bamboo, mosses, liverworts, ferns and bluebells. You can park at the car park at the southern edge of the reserve and then pick up the walking trails from there. Eridge Rail Station is also located nearby. You could catch the train and then follow National Cycle Network Route 21 for about a mile to reach the site. View Full Details>>
Firle Beacon4 miles (6 km)This circular walk takes you to the splendid Firle Beacon in the South Downs. The route makes use of the The South Downs Way and various bridleways and country lanes to take you to the beacon from the pretty village of Firle. View Full Details>>
Forest Way11 miles (17 km)This cycling and walking route runs from East Grinstead to Groombridge following National Cycle route 21 along a flat tree lined path. The path is also a designated country park.
The trail follows a disused railway line route and has splendid views of the rolling hills of the downs and local farmland.
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Friston Forest5 miles (8 km)Enjoy miles of cycling and walking trails in this large forest on the South Downs near Eastbourne. There are trails for mountain bikers ranging from gentle off road trails to an exhilarating single track ride. There are two fairly easy waymarked trails for walkers. Look out for wildlife including rare butterflies and deer. View Full Details>>
Goodwood Country Park7 miles (12 km)Explore the Goodwood estate in Chichester, West Sussex on this circular walk. There's miles of nice woodland trails and some moderate hill climbs with splendid views over the South Downs, Chichester, the Isle of Wight and the famous Goodwood Racecourse. View Full Details>>
Harting Down3 miles (5.5 km)This large area of chalk downland on the South Downs is managed by the National Trust. It's a wonderful place to go for a walk with splendid views over the downs and an abundance of flora and fauna. The area is covered with wild herbs, wild flowers and pyramidal orchids attracting butterflies such as the Duke of Burgundy fritillary and the Grizzled Skipper. View Full Details>>
Hastings Country Park3 miles (5 km)Enjoy over 600 acres of beautiful parkland and coast on this circular route in Hastings. The park is located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, most of the park has been designated a Special Area of Conservation and a Local Nature Reserve. Peregrines, black redstarts and fulmars can be seen on the coastal cliffs, while Dartford warblers, stonechats and yellowhammers can be seen on the gorse covered hills. View Full Details>>
High Beeches Gardens1 miles (1 km)These pretty gardens in Handcross are ideal for a peaceful afternoon stroll View Full Details>>
High Weald Landscape Trail94 miles (151 km)Explore the High Weald AONB on this fabulous 90 mile walk that links the ridge-top villages and historic gardens for which the area is famous. View Full Details>>
Highdown Hill and Highdown Gardens3 miles (5 km)This walk visits Highdown Gardens before climbing Highdown Hill in the South Downs. The walk begins at the car park at Highdown Gardens. Both the gardens and parking are free, though you are free to make a donation if you wish. You can then follow a series of footpaths through the park with its beautiful collection of rare plants and trees. The chalk gardens are situated on Downland countryside with wonderful views towards the sea. Highlights include two pretty ponds with fish, toads and newts, a Himalayan Birch Bark Cherry Avenue, a Rose Garden and a Herb Garden. View Full Details>>
Horsham9 miles (14.5 km)This fine circular walk around Horsham makes use of three of the walking trails running through the town. You'll follow sections of the Riverside Walk, the High Weald Landscape Trail and the West Sussex Literary Trail to visit some of the highlights of the area. On the way there's waterside paths along the River Arun, a visit to Warnham Nature Reserve and fine views of the surrounding High Weald countryside. View Full Details>>
Houghton Forest4 miles (6 km)These woods near Arundel have good mountain bike trails and some nice footpaths to try View Full Details>>
Iping Common and Stedham Common2 miles (3.5 km)Follow the heathland trails across these two pretty commons on this walk in Midhurst in Sussex. There's a car park off Elsted Road which gives direct access to the footpaths. On the commons you'll find a large pond and lots of wildlife. Look out for woodlark, Dartford warbler, nightjar and stonechat. View Full Details>>
Kent Coast207 miles (333 km)Walk the entirety of the beautiful Kent Coast on this long distance walk View Full Details>>
Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve4 miles (7 km)Enjoy a walk around this interesting and beautiful Nature Reserve in the South Downs, near Chichester. There are well defined paths with fabulous views over the South Downs towards the south coast. The reserve also contains one of the finest yew forests in Europe, including a grove of ancient trees which are among the oldest living things in Britain. View Full Details>>
Lavington Common3 miles (5.5 km)Enjoy a peaceful stroll across the Lavington and Duncton Commons on this easy walk near Midhurst in West Sussex. There's miles of good footpaths taking you across attractive heathland and woodland. It's a great place for wildlife with woodlark, nightjar, tree pipits, stonechat and reptiles including the rare sand lizard. The site also includes Merlin's Wood with its tunnel of rhododendrons. You can pick up the trails from the car park on Duncton Common Road. Heading west will take you across Lavington Common while heading east takes you across Duncton Common where there are more woodland trails and a pretty stream. View Full Details>>
Lewes6 miles (9 km)This circular walk around the county town of East Sussex includes riverside paths, lovely views of the South Downs and a visit to Lewes Castle. The attractive town is located a few miles north east of Brighton, in a pretty area of the South Downs. As such there's several good options for walkers with some good hill climbs and waterside walks along the River Ouse to enjoy. View Full Details>>
London to Brighton Walk62 miles (100 km)This long distance walk takes you from the city to the coast, following the route of the London to Brighton Challenge. The route runs for 100km (62 miles) following a series of public footpaths, minor roads and country lanes. It starts in Richmond Park in London and heads south through theNorth Downs, the Surrey & Sussex countryside before the final section through the South Downs to Brighton. View Full Details>>
Long Man of Wilmington5 miles (8.5 km)Climb to this iconic figure on Windover Hill on this splendid circular walk in the South Downs. The walk begins in the village of Alfriston on the Cuckmere River and follows the South Downs Way to the Long Man. It's a fairly easy climb on a good path with splendid views of the South Downs and the coast to enjoy. From the high point you descend to Litlington passing the delightful Lullington Heath Nature Reserve on the way. It's a lovely area made up of chalk heath with heather, bell heather and gorse bushes. At Litlington you pick up the Vanguard Way and enjoy a lovely waterside section along the Cuckmere River which takes you back to Alfriston. View Full Details>>
Loxwood Canal4 miles (5.7 km)A circular walk along an idyllic section of the Wey & Arun Canal on the Surrey/West Sussex border. It's a particularly delightful area with pretty locks, old bridges, an aqueduct and views of the River Lox, which runs alongside the canal. View Full Details>>
Marley Common1 miles (2 km)This large green space in Haslemere is great for a peaceful stroll in lovely surroundings. The common has miles of good footpaths taking you to heathland, woodland and meadows. Look out for the pretty purple heather in the summer months and the yellow flowering gorse all year round. It's great for wildlife too with woodlarks, warblers and various reptiles.You can park at the car park off Marley Lane and pick up the trails from there. View Full Details>>
Midhurst Way19 miles (31 km)Starting at the striking Arundel Castle, head north through some beautiful Sussex countryside to Midhurst. View Full Details>>
Monarch's Way615 miles (990 km)This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. View Full Details>>
Mount Caburn4 miles (7 km)This walk visits the delightful Mount Caburn Nature Reserve in the South Downs. You can reach the reserve by following a footpath from the centre of Lewes. It's just over 2 miles to the reserve from the town with the route crossing the River Ouse before passing Malling Down Nature Reserve, Ranscombe Camp hill, Oxteddle Bottom and Caburn Bottom. View Full Details>>
New Lipchis Way37 miles (60 km)This is an exceptionally lovely walking trail that runs from Liphook, in Hampshire, to East Head at the entrance to Chichester Harbour. The path takes you through some of the loveliest parts of West Sussex including greensand ridges, Wealden river valleys, heathlands, high chalk downland and then finally the coastal plain at Chichester. View Full Details>>
Nymans Gardens2 miles (4 km)Explore the gardens of this delightful estate on this short walk in Handcross, near Haywards Heath. You'll pass through meadows filled with wild flowers and the rock garden planted with alpines. There are also peaceful woodland walks with pools, streams and a Arboretum to enjoy. Access to the woodland walks is free and located behind the car park. View Full Details>>
Pagham Harbour6 miles (10 km)Enjoy a walk around this lovely coastal nature reserve and look out for thousands of wading birds. The reserve is located a few miles south of Chichester, near the village of Pagham. You can park at the reserve car park, just off the Chichester Road. From here you can pick up the waterside footpaths to Sidlesham Quay and then around the site to Pagham Lagoon. There's a wide variety of habitats with salt marsh, mudflats, farmland, copses, lagoons, reed beds and shingle beaches. Look out for birds including little egrets, ringed plovers and lapwings. View Full Details>>
Parham House2 miles (4 km)Explore the parkland and gardens surrounding this Elizabethan House near Storrington and Amberley. The gardens include a four-acre Walled Garden, herbaceous borders, a glasshouse, vegetable garden, orchard and a 1920s Wendy House. You can also enjoy a stroll in the extensive pleasure grounds which include a lake, a 19th century summer house, a maze, specimen trees and wild orchids. View Full Details>>
Petworth Park3 miles (5 km)A walk around the beautiful Petworth Park in Sussex. With over 700 acres of parks and gardens there's plenty to see. There are over 900 resident deer and several ancient trees to look out for on this circular tour of the 'Capability' Brown landscaped grounds. View Full Details>>
River Adur and Bramber Castle4 miles (6 km)Follow a waterside path along the River Adur to Bramber Castle on this walk in West Sussex View Full Details>>
Royal Military Canal Path27 miles (43 km)This walking route runs from Pett Level to Seabrook along the Royal Military Canal. Constructed in the early 19th century as a defence against a possible invasion by Napoleon, the canal-side path now makes for a nice easy walk. View Full Details>>
Rye Harbour2 miles (4 km)This lovely walk takes you around Rye Harbour Nature Reserve on the Sussex coast. There's great scenery with a wide range of habitats including saltmarsh, lagoons, grazing marsh, shingle and reedbeds. You can follow miles of footpaths through the reserve while looking out for a huge variety of wildlife. Birds you might see include ringed plover, avocet, oystercatcher, redshank, lapwing, and sandwich terns. There's also lots of colourful plants and flowers in the summer months. Look out for 456 species of flowering plants including yellow horned-poppy, sea pea and sea campion. View Full Details>>
Saxon Shore Way160 miles (257 km)Explore Kent's ancient coastline as you visit Iron Age hill forts, cathedrals, Martello towers, historic ports and castles on this incredible 160 mile walk. View Full Details>>
Seaford to Eastbourne13 miles (21 km)This is a popular coastal walk between these two East Sussex towns. It passes through many of the highlights of this beautiful area of the South Downs. This includes visits to Cuckmere River and Cuckmere Haven, Birling Gap, Seven Sisters Country Park, Friston Forest and Beachy Head. The route uses sections of the long distance Vanguard Way and South Downs Way to guide you along the coast. As such the footpaths are waymarked and generally in good condition. View Full Details>>
Selsey Bill2 miles (3 km)This walk visits the southernmost point of Sussex in the town of Selsey. You can park at the East Beach car park to start your walk. From there it's a nice 1 mile walk along the pretty beach to Selsey Bill. After your walk you can enjoy refreshments in one of the cafes. The area is also well known for its excellent fresh fish huts. View Full Details>>
Serpent Trail64 miles (103 km)This walk runs from Haslemere to Petersfield through the beautiful Sussex greensand hills. The path takes its name both from its serpentine shape and from passing through the habitat of all three British species of snake. View Full Details>>
Seven Sisters Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)Explore nearly 700 acres of parkland and coast on this delightful circular walk through the South Downs. The Country Park is named after the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs on the Sussex Heritage Coast. On the route you will enjoy fabulous views of the Cuckmere river before heading towards the beautiful coastline. View Full Details>>
Sheffield Park1 miles (2 km)Explore the beautiful Sheffield Park and Gardens on this circular walk near Haywards Heath in Sussex. The gardens were laid out in the 18th century by 'Capability' Brown with four delightful lakes as the centrepiece. There are also a number of peaceful woodland paths and South Park - 265 acres of wide open spaces. View Full Details>>
Shinewater Country Park2 miles (3 km)Shinewater Park is located near Eastbourne View Full Details>>
Slindon Estate7 miles (10.5 km)The Slindon Estate is a fantastic place for walkers and cyclists with miles of footpaths and bridleways to follow through the 1400 hectare estate. It is made up of a variety of habitats including woodland, downland, farmland, and parkland. All the while there are wonderful views over the Weald, the South Downs and the coast with the Isle of Wight beyond. View Full Details>>
South Downs Circular Walk8 miles (12.5 km)This terrific 8 mile circular walk visits some of the major highlights of the East Sussex area of the South Downs National Park. You'll take in Birling Gap, Seven Sisters Country Park, Friston Forest and the Cuckmere River and Cuckmere Haven. There's wonderful coastal views, riverside paths, woodland trails and some moderate climbs to enjoy on this varied route which is one of the best circular walks on the South Downs. View Full Details>>
Southwater Country Park2 miles (3 km)Enjoy peaceful lakeside walking at this pretty country park in Horsham. As well as the delightful lakes the park alsoincludes a beautiful wildlife area which supports wildlife such as lizards, Kingfishers, Nightingales and various butterflies and dragonflies. There are also excellent facilities with a Visitor Centre, Cafe, an adventure-style play area, an orienteering course and tuition incanoeingandsailing. View Full Details>>
St Leonard's Forest2 miles (4 km)This large area of woodland is located just to the east of Horsham. There are miles of cycling and walking trails to explore with attractive pine woodland, a series of pretty streams and the Whitevane Pond at the north western end of the forest. There are good wide tracks ideal for a mountain bike or hybrid. There's some steep climbs to try with fun descents. For walkers there are miles of easy flat tracks to enjoy. Look out for wildlife including peacocks and wood warblers. View Full Details>>
Standen House1 miles (2 km)Explore the gardens, parkland and woodland surrounding this 19th century National Trust house. The Standen Estate covers 100 acres with good footpaths taking you around the grounds and into the adjacent Rockingshill Wood. In the woods you'll find a number of ponds and pretty bluebells in the spring. There's a beautiful hillside garden and a kitchen garden. Flora includes rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and herbaceous borders. There's also nice views across the Sussex countryside and the Philip Webb designed house which has a superb collection of Arts and Crafts interiors, with Morris & Co designs. View Full Details>>
Stanmer Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)Enjoy beautiful woodland walks and extensive open lands in this country park in Brighton. Located on the beautiful South Downs it's easy to extend your walk after you have explored the park. You could pick up the South Downs Way and enjoy a climb to the nearby Ditchling Beacon for great views over the area. View Full Details>>
Stansted Park5 miles (8.1 km)Enjoy a circular walk around the 1800 acre park surrounding the EdwardianStansted House near Chichester. The parkland has a series of public footpaths to follow around the estate with woodland, moderate hill climbs and countryside views. View Full Details>>
Sussex Border Path137 miles (220 km)A fabulous long distance walk following the Sussex county border from Thorney Island in West Sussex to Rye in East Sussex. View Full Details>>
Sussex Ouse Valley Way42 miles (68 km)This splendid waterside walk follows the River Ouse from its source near Lower Beeding to the coast at Seaford Bay. View Full Details>>
The Trundle1 miles (2 km)Climb to Trundle Hill and enjoy wonderful views over the South Downs on this walk in the Chichester area. The Iron Age Hillfort sits in an elevated position on St Roche's Hill above Goodwood Racecourse, just to the south of the village of Singleton. You can park at the Seven Points car park, just to the west of the hill, at the end of Town Lane. From here you can pick up a section of the Monarch's Way long distance trail to take you up to the hill. From the 675 feet (206m) summit there are great views of Sussex, Hampshire and the English Channel.You can turn it into a circular walk by continuing along the path towards Goodwood racecourse and then following another bridleway back to the car park. View Full Details>>
Thorney Island9 miles (15 km)Enjoy a coastal walk along this beautiful peninsula in Chichester Harbour. The walk starts from Emsworth, near the train station. From here you can pick up the Sussex Border Path long distance footpath to take you south towards the marina. The waymarked path then takes you along the coast to the village of West Thorney before returning to Emsworth. Along the way there's views of the River Ems and lots of coastal wildlife to look out for. Part of the island is taken up by a British Armymilitary baseso it's important to keep to the footpaths. At the southern end of the island you will find a causeway connecting to the RSPB Pilsey Island. The reserve consists of a wide range of coastal habitats including sandflats, mudflats, dunes, shingle and saltmarsh. Look out for nesting oystercatchers and ringed plovers in this area. View Full Details>>
Tilgate Country Park4 miles (6 km)Tilgate Country Park is a popular large park and forest area in Crawley, Sussex. Here you'll find stunning lakes, lawns, gardens and miles of woodland and bridleways. There are also very good facilties with a Nature Centre, cafe and a delightful Walled Garden with a maze and picnic area. View Full Details>>
Truleigh Hill3 miles (5 km)This hill in West Sussex has a set of distinctive radio masts on the summit. You can park at a small parking area to the west of the hill and follow the South Downs Way past Beeding Hill to the top of Truleigh Hill. There's great views of the surrounding hills and countryside from the high points. You can turn it into a circular walk by following tracks across Bushy Bottom and then the Monarch's Way back to the car park. View Full Details>>
Undercliff Walk Brighton3 miles (5 km)Follow the Undercliff Walk from Brighton Marina to Saltdean on this exhilarating coastal walk or cycle. The path runs for about 3 miles along the sea wall with the wonderful white cliffs on one side and the shingle beach and sea on the other. It can be a very exciting walk when the waves are crashing against the sea wall but do take care on particularly windy days as the water can come right over onto the path. View Full Details>>
Vanguard Way66 miles (106 km)This trail runs from the outskirts of London, through Ashdown Forest, Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley to the stunning East Sussex coast. View Full Details>>
Wakehurst Place2 miles (3.5 km)Located in Haywards Heath, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. There are 465 acres to explore on a series of delightful footpaths. The walk will take you to beautiful botanic gardens, woodland, lakes, formal gardens, an Elizabethan house and the Kew Millennium Seed Bank - the largest seed conservation project in the world. The aim of the Millennium Seed Bank is to collect seeds from all of the UK's native flora and conserve seeds from 25% of the world's flora by 2020, in the hope that this will save species from extinction in the wild. View Full Details>>
Wealdway82 miles (132 km)Follow the Wealdway from the River Thames at Gravesend to Eastbourne on the Sussex coast. The route crosses the chalk ridges of the North and South Downs and passes through the lovely Weald AONB and the expansive Ashdown Forest. After starting at Gravesend the walk heads through Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells with its famous Pantiles, Uckfield before finishing at Eastbourne with its splendid views from Beachy Head. View Full Details>>
Weir Wood Reservoir5 miles (8.5 km)This 280 acre reservoir has a super waterside walking path running around its perimeter. The western end of the reservoir is a protected nature reserve and bird sanctuary designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Habitats include strips of open grassland, scrub and woodland. Low lying meadows also form part of the reserve. Look out for kingfisher, tern, osprey, teal swifts, swallows and whitethroat. View Full Details>>
West Dean Estate4 miles (6 km)This walk takes you around the beautiful gardens, woodland and arboretums in the West Dean Estate near Chichester View Full Details>>
West Sussex Literary Trail55 miles (89 km)This walk runs from Horsham to Chichester with many literary connections along the way. The walk begins at Horsham, near Percy Bysshe Shelley's millennium fountain, and heads through the South Downs to Chichester with its connections to William Blake and John Keats. View Full Details>>
West Wittering and East Head10 miles (16 km)The pretty village of West Wittering has lovely coastal footpaths to try. You can park at the beach car park and then follow paths along the beach and onto the National Trust owned East Head. Here you can stroll through shingle, sandy beach and a delightful sand dune habitat. The area is great for wildlife with skylarks, ringed plover and common sealsto look out for. There's also lots of pretty wildflowers and great views over Chichester Harbour to Hayling Island. View Full Details>>
Wey South Path36 miles (58 km)Follow the Wey River and the Wey and Arun Canal on this wonderful waterside walk through Surrey and Sussex. The route starts off in Guildford and heads south to Rowly and then onto Billinghurst. This section passes through Sidney Wood and the delightful village of Loxwood. There's some pretty locks and the picturesque Drungewick Aqueduct to admire here. View Full Details>>
Woolbeding Common2 miles (3 km)Explore woodland, heathland and ponds on this walk on Woolbeding Common near Chichester in West Sussex. The area is managed by the National Trust so there are good footpaths and a car park off Older Hill Lane. There's miles of good tracks to follow with the area also including Oakham Common, Pound Common, Stedham Marsh and the hamlet of Titty Hill. View Full Details>>
Worth Way7 miles (11 km)This 7 mail long bridleway and footpath runs along NCN route 21 from Crawley to East Grinstead via the village of Crawley Down View Full Details>>

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