Top walks in and around West Sussex

If you’re in need of a leg-stretch this summer, you’ll find no shortage of trails in Sussex. Here are our top walks from all around the county from the Devil's Dyke to Slindon, Petworth Park to Standen.

Meander through golden parkland and late-flowering gardens. You can enjoy the warm colours of autumn and crunch leaves under foot. Take in the views as you explore some of the places we care for on our favourite autumn walks.

Every time you visit, your membership or parking contribution helps us look after these beautiful places for everyone, for ever.

At Sheffield Park and Garden, during our busy autumn season (13 September to 14 November) booking is needed to guarantee entry.

Visitors enjoying the garden in summer at Wordsworth House and Garden

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Best places for autumn colour 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 winter walks in Sussex

Best places for spring walks in Sussex

Best places for summer walks in Sussex