Top walks in and around West Sussex

If you’re in need of a leg-stretch this spring, you’ll find no shortage of trails in Sussex. Here are our top walks from all around the county from Sheffield Park to Harting Down, Petworth's Pleasure Garden to Standen.

Warmer spring days mean you can shed a few layers, and it's also the time of year when you can experience the world waking up around you – from tiny green shoots pushing up through the soil, to birds nesting in hedgerows and trees bursting into leaf.

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Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks and countryside locations are open. Cafés are offering a takeaway service and some outdoor seating is available at cafés in England only. Some shops are open in England and Wales but remain closed in Northern Ireland. All houses are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our priority. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

Best places for winter walks in Sussex

South Downs nature walks

Seven Sisters walks

South Downs walks in the west

South Downs to the east

Slindon walks

Best places for autumn colour in Sussex

Best places for winter walks in Sussex

Magnolia tree and daffodils in the Walled Garden at Nymans, West Sussex

Blossom watch 

Take time to admire spring blossom, whether this be from your window, down the street on your daily exercise or in your garden if you’re lucky enough to have it grow there. You can also learn more about how these floral wonders support wildlife.