Wonderful walks at Slindon

Slindon Estate is 3500 acres of Sussex woodland, farmland, downland and pretty village all divided by paths, hedges, lanes and tracks. You can explore the estate by 25 miles of public footpaths and bridleways as well as over 900 acres of open access woodland. Whatever the season, take in the long wide views down to the Weald, along the Downs, and out across the coastal plain to the sea. Whether you explore on foot, by bike, or on horseback Slindon is like a book that you can’t put down.

South Downs, Managing our downland landscape South Downs Managing our downland landscape
Family walking in the woodland at Box Hill, Surrey

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 135 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Wreath making

Bridle Road to Bignor walk

Take in some beautiful vistas of the largest traditional estate on the South Downs, with earthworks and barrows to be enjoyed all year round

Walkers enjoy the wide open views along the track to Little Wood

The Rise of Northwood ramble, Slindon

Take a walk to see the fields under the plough since the First World War, soon to be restored to woodland as part of our project 'The Rise of Northwood'.

'Shippams Poste', named for a local family who donated it to the Trust

A Roman Ramble to Gumber Farm

Discover a Roman road across open downland, a chalky woodland ride known as 'Leper's Path', and Iron Age lynchets across a small pasture.

Slindon folly, built in 1814 for the Countess of Newburgh's picnic parties

Slindon Estate, West Sussex

This walk around Nore Hill Folly from The George Inn at Eartham is perfect for warm days in spring, with much of the route overhung and shaded by trees. Feast your eyes on the superb show of bluebells here, from as early as mid-April.

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.