Summer walks in West Sussex

Breathe in the late summer air in some of West Sussex's finest countryside. These downloadable walking trails take in butterflies and wildflowers, lanes and hilltops in the South Downs, open parkland and coastal paths.

Petworth House and Park deer

A walk through the park at Petworth, inspired by Capability Brown

Enjoy a three mile walk through the 700 acres of parkland sculpted by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, with breath taking views over the park to distant hills towards the South Downs.

The historic Tiger Inn, East Sussex

Fancy a swift one? Beer mat walks in the South Downs 

If having a pint and a pub lunch sounds good, why not add to the occasion and try one of our short beer mat walks on the South Downs?

Sunlight bursting through the tree top in the woods

A downloadable woodland trail

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.

People on the beach at East Head, West Wittering, West Sussex.

East Head and Ellanore circular walk

Take a circular walk taking in East Head, Chichester harbour and West Wittering Village, with pretty coastal paths, leafy lanes and coffee shop or pub options along the way.

A footpath along the edge of the gently flowing Rother, fringed with ancient trees and low lying plants

Woolbeding Countryside - River Rother and Midhurst

Enjoy this easy walk along the River Rother starting and returning to Midhurst's charming main street.

Standen, its surrounding estate and East Grinstead

Standen to East Grinstead and Steam Railway

Explore old footpaths through bluebell woodlands, which provide a rural route to the centre of East Grinstead, that now links to the Bluebell Steam Railway.

The raised bank of the Park Pale was once used to confine livestock

Slindon Medieval Park Pale and village walk

Take a walk round Slindon's Medieval deer park, starting in Butchers Copse woodland, following the route of its 'Pale', then through the unspoilt Downland village of Slindon.

Fighting Bucks, JWM Turner, 1829

Petworth Park...through Turner’s eyes

Discover the views that inspired England’s greatest landscape painter, JMW Turner, on this stroll around the park at Petworth.

A view south looking over the rolling downland of the South Downs from behind the stone plinth, with a charming curved inscribed stone seat in memory of WE Hunter who donated Black Down to the National Trust in memory of his beloved wife.

South Downs Black Down Temple of the Winds walk

The walk goes to the Temple of the Winds. Here you can find one of the best views of the South Downs National Park. This little-known spot has a secret feel and a charming curved stone seat to rest on.

A rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly at Harting Down

Harting Down wildlife walk

This walk offers panoramic views over the Weald to the North Downs, before descending into secluded valleys of natural and historic interest full of rare wildlife and plants.