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West Sussex Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find West Sussex walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

The West Sussex walks listed below range from easy circular walks to longer routes across the downs. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPS files. The walks include the glorious countryside and scenic coastline. In addition, many of the routes allow you to explore attractive villages, historic houses and castles, and churches.

3488Devil's Dyke Circulareasy2.50
2828Dell Quay from Chichester Marina easy3.80
3406The Wey & Arun Canal, Loxwoodeasy4.50
1629The River Arun & South Stoke from Amberleyeasy4.60
2487Littlehampton to Climpingeasy5.00
2368Bosham & Fishbourneeasy5.20
3548★☩Stoughton, Kingley Vale & Bow Hill from Stoughton Downeasy/mod5.20
1425Midhurst Way - Petworth to Midhursteasy/mod5.50
1835Treyford & Didling from Hooksway easy/mod6.00
2232Midhurst and Woolbeding from Easebourneeasy/mod6.00
1983Edburton Hill from Fulkingeasy/mod6.10
2835Arundel to Amberley easy6.20
1917Rackham Hill from Amberleyeasy/mod6.50
1872Charlton, Singleton & Goodwood Circulareasy/mod6.50
3464Rackham Hill & Kithurst Hill Circulareasy/mod6.70
2109Upper Beeding to Washington by the South Downs Wayeasy/mod7.00
1667Blackpatch Hill & Harrow Hill from near Storringtoneasy/mod7.20
3080Arundel Park and the River Aruneasy/mod7.20
1782Steyning Round Hill and No Man's Landmoderate7.50
1953Balcombe & Ardingly Reservoireasy/mod7.80
3305Amberley Mount and Wepham Down from Burphameasy/mod8.00
3213Pyecombe, Devil's Dyke & Upper Beedingeasy/mod8.00
3078Cissbury Ring & Chanctonbury Ring from Washingtoneasy/mod8.25
1048Ardingly Reservoireasy/mod8.50
1628Bignor Hill and The Denture from Amberley moderate8.70
1656Thorney Island circular from Prinsted easy/mod9.00
2043Thorney Island from Emswortheasy/mod9.00
2177West Wittering to Chichester (New Lipchis Way)easy/mod9.20
2044Six Harbour Villages, Chichestermoderate10.00
3487★☩Edburton Hill & Devil's Dyke from Saddlescombehard10.50
1858Cissbury Ring and Chanctonbury Ring from Steyningmoderate10.50
2236Wolstonbury Hill and Pyecombe from Patchammoderate11.00
1888Cissbury Ring, Chanctonbury Ring & Coombesmoderate12.50
3310Washington to Littleton Farm by the South Downs Waymoderate13.00
1466Amberley and Arundel Circularmoderate13.00
2479Worth Way from Three Bridges, near Crawleymoderate14.00
1423Midhurst Way - Arundel to Midhurstmod/hard19.00
1615Amberley & East Dean Circularmod/hard21.00

Walks that start in adjacent counties / areas.

Walks that start in adjacent counties or areas but cross the boundary and include sections of the route within West Sussex.

WalkDescriptionStarts In
2684Falmer to Pyecombe & Blackcap by South Downs WayEast Sussex
3228Black Down from HaslemereSurrey
1424Midhurst Way - Haslemere Stn to Midhurst Bus StnSurrey

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West Sussex Guide

West Sussex lies in Southern England and offers a variety of scenic interest including Wealden, downland and coastal. The highest point of the county is Blackdown, at 280 metres (919 ft). Over half of West Sussex is protected countryside including part of the South Downs National Park and the Chichester Harbour National Landscape (formerly AONB). The most important long-distance footpath is the South Downs Way National Trail.

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