Walking in Sussex
From country lanes to hilltops and open parkland to coastal paths, breathe in the winter air on some of Sussex’s finest countryside and coastline walks. Walk in the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling’s storybook characters at Bateman's and discover the Petworth views that inspired England’s greatest landscape painter, JMW Turner.
Explore the wider Sheffield Park estate and discover the historic and natural importance of this piece of Sussex countryside.
Discover more about the ancient trees that dominate the skyline of Petworth on this circular walk in Sussex.
A good three mile walk which takes you to the alleged burial site of the Devil and beyond to Saddlescombe Farm and the donkey wheel.
Pass small fields, pretty hedgerows, old trees, abandoned iron ore pits, hidden ponds and magical deserted trackways on a walk at Bateman's. Pick up a map from visitor reception.
This circular walk takes in East Head, Chichester harbour and West Wittering village. Pretty coastal paths and pub pit stops await.
A moderate walking trail around Harting Down, one of the largest areas of ancient chalk downland in our care. Discover rare wildlife and enjoy panoramic views over the Weald to the North Downs.
Fresh air, spectacular views and an ancient landscape will accompany you along this scenic downland walk near Devil's Dyke.
Enjoy a relaxing stroll up to Mad Jack Fuller's folly on this circular walk which offers breathtaking views of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head lighthouse.
Take a circular walk around one of the very best butterfly sites in Sussex, exploring the South Downs.
This walk takes you through beech woodland and across open grassland, and as a Special Site of Scientific Interest you'll find a variety of plants and wildlife. Visit in the spring to see bluebells and smell the wild garlic.
This route will take you through some of the most stunning parts of the South Downs Way, where you will find wildlife aplenty and see extensive views from the Ditchling Beacon.
Discover this circular walk at the Slindon Estate in West Sussex and wander through a medieval deer park and enjoy village views.
This walk around Nore Hill Folly from The George Inn at Eartham is ideal for warm days in spring, summer and autumn, with much of the route shaded by trees.
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'.
This route through meadows and trees, down to Birling Gap and up over three of the Seven Sisters takes in coastal views, seasonal flora and fauna and an optional detour to a pub.
Enjoy this easy walk along the River Rother starting and returning to Midhurst's charming main street.
Enjoy heathland, woodland, views of the South Downs, and a riverside ramble in this easy-underfoot circular walk.
A 1-mile (1.6km) circular stroll around Petworth's Pleasure Gardens that takes in the highlights of the naturalistic landscape created by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.
Enjoy a 3-mile (4.8km) walk through the 700 acres (2.8sq km) of parkland through a landscape sculpted by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, with ancient trees, fallow deer and views over the park to distant hills towards the South Downs.
Take an archaeological walk through time along the South Downs on this circular route. Follow the glorious contours of the Sussex Downs: on one side is the Weald, and on the other the sea.
Take in some beautiful vistas of the largest traditional estate on the South Downs, and see earthworks and barrows all year round.
Follow this short but hilly route over the downs for a chance to see Adonis and chalkhill blue, green hairstreak, brown argus, dark-green fritillary and silver-spotted skipper.
Enjoy this secluded gem with sunken bostals, a hidden woodland, views over the Weald and fascinating history.
Day one of this tried-and-tested walk across the magnificent South Downs takes in sights such as Devil's Dyke and the historic Saddlescombe Farm.
This circular trail through the Slindon Estate encompasses a Roman road across open downland, plus a chalky woodland ride known as Leper's Path.
Looping over Cradle and Hindover Hills, this walk takes in great views of secluded Sussex farmland, as well as a diversion to the quaint village of Litlington.