Autumn walks in and around West Sussex

This autumn, use our easy to follow downloadable walks to discover the very best of Sussex's seasonal colour.

See the deer at Petworth Park and ancient trees in the mists. Watch autumn trees reflected in the lake a Sheffield Park and Garden.

Or walk through golden woodlands at Nymans, Standen and the South Downs.

Autumn colour and deer in the parkland at Petworth


With 700 acres to explore, there are endless opportunities for walking at Petworth. In autumn enjoy the striking russet and gold of the leaves from the ancient and veteran trees and hear the crunch of the leaves underfoot on one of these downloadable walks.

Autumn colour reflects in the lake at Sheffield Park Sussex

Sheffield Park and Garden 

Famous for its autumn colour, this is the season that Sheffield Park and Garden was planted for. Centuries of design and care have created the woods, glades and lakes with their remarkable autumn colours.

A picture of a girl clasping autumn leaves

Autumn colour on the South Downs

Enjoying some autumn colour. Walking the dog. Walking off lunch. Walking the 100 miles of the South Downs Way. Whatever your reasons for stepping out on the South Downs, there’s a route that’s right for you.

The Lime Avenue woodland at Nymans, West Sussex
Walking trail


Enjoy glorious autumn colours reflected in the lake, and the bark of magnificent redwoods turned a deep orange in the low autumn sunlight on this downloadable trail.

Standen and the Bluebell Railway, West Sussex


Discover autumn colour in the woodlands and estate or explore further afield on one of our self-guided walking trails at Standen. Look out for wildlife along the way.

Close up of autumn mushrooms

Autumn colour at Uppark 

Visit Uppark this autumn and see the garden turn from lush greens into golds reds and oranges.