Countryside and woodland in Sussex
Discover the wide range of countryside and woodland spots to explore around Sussex, from the highest point of East Sussex at Ditchling Beacon to the incredible landscape of the South Downs, which takes in broad swathes of chalky downland hills and farms.
With its panoramic landscape, Devil's Dyke is one of the most stunning places to pass the time. Whether walking, cycling or taking in the scenery, there’s something for all.
Close to Brighton, Ditchling Beacon is the highest point in East Sussex. Come for the views, the wildlife, picnics, walks, kite-flying and the remains of an Iron Age hillfort.
Discover what to see and do at Cissbury Ring. Take a walk around the largest hillfort in the county and admire the wonderful views.
Explore 3,500 acres of countryside on the Slindon Estate. From the historic village to ancient parkland and walking routes for all, there's lots to see and do.
Discover what to see and do at Cuckmere Valley. Follow one of the walking routes along the river, look for signs of the past in the landscape and soak in the views.
With the South Downs Way footpath, ancient woodland and a working farm, there’s plenty to see and do at Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill. Visit the donkey wheel or information barn for a flavour of life here.
Dramatic hill-top views and secluded valleys, with abundant wild flowers
The highest point in the South Downs National Park
A classic downland experience with secret woodland glades
Countryside car parks in Sussex
Some of the Trust’s smaller and more secluded car parks. East Sussex: Crowlink, BN20 0AY. West Sussex: Lavington Common, GU28 0QL and Woolbeding Countryside, GU29 9RR.