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. 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.

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.

A wooden bench is set near an Acer palmatum by the Upper Womans Way Pond at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

Sheffield Park and Garden 

Centuries of design and care have created the landscape gardens at Sheffield Park with lakes, glades and woods with their remarkable autumn colours. It is often busy in autumn, here is our advice when visiting.

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.