Things to see and do at Slindon Estate

Two cyclists leaning on their bicycles

There is so much to do at Slindon Estate. Get the best out of the great outdoors with walking trails, cycling and horse riding or have a go at geocaching.

Walking

 
With over 25 miles of public rights of way, there are plenty of walks to suit all ages and abilities. From hazel-shaded lanes and neatly cultivated fields to woodland and hedgerows, every season brings a new delight to the walks. There are countless places and excuses to stop and stare.
 

Cycling and horse riding

 
Slindon’s many bridleways and leafy lanes provide numerous circular routes for cyclists and horse riders alike. The village is a great place to park and start your mountain bike adventure up on to the downs. And the Forestry Commission car park at Eartham is perfect to unload your horse, ready to ride the trails.
 

Geocaching

 
Come and try out this modern-day treasure hunting at Slindon. It's a fantastic way to get the kids out and exploring the countryside. We've 10 geocache boxes hidden around the estate.
 

A traditional Sussex village

 
The early flint and red-brick houses of Slindon provide you with a snap shot of times gone by in a traditional rural Sussex village. It’s a great place to wander through and explore its historic nooks and crannies. Soon it will boast its own village shop once more in the old forge, with the added bonus of a café.
 

Dawn chorus walk

 
Rise before the lark to join the Rangers on an early morning walk to experience the glorious sounds of the dawn chorus at Slindon Estate. Start at 5.30am and return by 7.30am to warm up with a bacon roll and hot drink.
 

Don't miss

 
  • The magnificent spring flowers at Park Lane car park and parkland
  • The nationally famed spectacular village pumpkin display in Autumn
  • Views of the Isle of Wight, Chichester Cathedral & Halanaker Windmill
  • Gaston Farm's spring lambing event
  • Slindon Pottery hidden in the old carpenter's workshop on Top Road
  • The farmers' market at Coronation Hall, last Thursday of every month
  • The flint folly with commanding views of the estate and coastal plain
 

50 things to do before you're 11¾

 
Come and try one of our fantastic '50 Things' activities! Here are our top five favourites:
 
  • Climb a tree
  • Build a den
  • Go star gazing
  • Track wild animals
  • Find a geocache
 

Slindon Forge - a shop and more

 
The Forge presents provides vital services to ensure the village remains a vibrant community, and gives a new lease of life and public access to a historically important village building.
 

Stane Street and Gumber Lynchetts

 
Take a beautiful walk around the Slindon Estate, enjoying the archaeological features. These include the Roman road of Stane Street, the Leper's Path and the traces of Iron Age agriculture at Gumber Lynchetts.
 
Walk the Stane Street, Lepers Path and Gumber Lynchets trail
 

Slindon Estate circular walk

 
This walk captures the scale, depth and variety of the Slindon Estate. It's a really good winter walk, and not just because it's mostly firm underfoot with vistas that open up through the bare trees.
 
 

Slindon medieval park walk

 
This circular 1-mile (3km) walk goes around Slindon's medieval deer park, following the route of its 'Pale'. Or take a look at our other walks on the left.
 
Walk the Slindon Medieval Park trail