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. There's blazing colour in the deer park, or try the woodland walk at Bateman's.

Rotunda at Petworth

Autumn walks 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 Woodland path through Bateman's estate, East Sussex

Autumn walks at Batemans 

Enjoy the beautiful Sussex landscape highlighted by astonishing autumn colour. From woodland and orchard to lawns and formal garden, colour abounds all the way out onto the weald.

Autumn
Walking trail

Wolstonbury Hill explore nature walk 

These ancient slopes are a designated Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) for their chalk grassland habitat that supports a rich diversity of flowers. This walk takes you through beech woodland and pass sycamore trees blazing with autumn colour

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.

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.

The Lime Avenue woodland at Nymans, West Sussex
Walking trail

A downloadable woodland 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.

Tree roots from a fallen tree

Nymans Great Storm downloadable woodland walk

Exploring Nymans gardens can be complemented by a walk around the surrounding estate, an area of the High Weald, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1983. This walk explores the legacy of the great storm.

Golden beech leaves
Walking trail

Hat Hill to Levin Down  

Look for glorious beech trees on this walk over pretty Sussex downland, through woodland, and across meadow and pasture.

Autumn colours reflect in the lake at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

Making the most of your autumn visit at Sheffield Park and Garden

Visiting Sheffield Park and Garden this autumn? Here are some frequently asked questions to help you plan your day.

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.