Winter walks in West Sussex

Make the most of a winters day with a walk in the countryside and a cup of something hot. Find a place to unwind and enjoy a winter walk in Sussex, from the rolling South Downs to winter gardens and landscapes at Petworth, Standen, Nymans and Sheffield Park.

A frosty view of the 700 acre parkland at Petworth

Winter walking at Petworth

Wrap up warm, step in to some sturdy footwear and head out into the 700 acre parkland landscaped by 'Capability' Brown for an invigorating walk on a crisp winters day.

Standen Winter Walking

Winter walks at Standen 

Winter is a great time to discover the garden and woodlands at Standen. Take in the view over the Sussex Weald from Rock Top Walk and explore the wider estate. Walks leaflets are available from visitor reception or can be downloaded online. Garden open 10am-4pm (Dusk if earlier). Normal admission prices apply.

Man walking across winter parkland scene

Sheffield Park and Garden 

Enjoy the frosty landscape, take a guided tour, or just have a gentle stroll around the garden. There’s something for all types of walkers at Sheffield Park and Garden.

Winter walks at Nymans

Nymans 

Pick up a walking trail at Nymans which will take you into the woods or around the garden in winter. Then warm up with a pot of tea and slice of cake in our cosy cafe.

Alfriston Clergy House East Sussex view of house and vegetable garden in winter

South Downs 

These are a series of gentle circular strolls around the Sussex downs, all starting from a country pub. Walking is the best way to explore a new place or rediscover your local area while getting some fresh air and gentle exercise. However, if you find the thought of a long country hike a bit daunting, you’re not alone. We've put together a series of six short circular walks (1hr to 1½ hrs) in five different areas across the South Downs.