The Great Sussex Way

Discover the Chichester District in West Sussex

Chichester, Cathedral city and county capital of West Sussex boasts impressive Roman remains and outstanding culture and is situated amid vast areas of stunning countryside and the rolling South Downs. Find endless walking and cycling, charming towns and villages  like Midhurst and Petworth and the sparkling Sussex coast where the beaches of West Wittering, East Wittering, Bracklesham Bay and Selsey wait to welcome you.

Just over an hour from London and just under an hour from London Gatwick Airport, our stunning, sunny corner of West Sussex is closer than you think!

The Great Sussex Way is here to help you find GREAT things to do, and here are just a few ideas…


South Downs National Park

The South Downs National Park encompasses majestic rolling hills, heathland, rivers, and more woodland that any other national park in England or Wales – including some of the most ancient forests in the country - making it a perfect playground for those who love the outdoors, whether that’s on two feet or on a bike. As well as epic walking trails including The South Downs Way, here you’ll find important habitats for wildlife, including rare species like the Adonis and Chalkhill Blue Butterflies.

West Wittering Beach

One of the South Coast’s best loved beaches, once you’ve experienced the golden sands of West Wittering beach between your toes it’s easy to see why. Long stretches of soft sand and shallow water make it perfect for families, while also offering an abundance of opportunities for adrenaline seekers to enjoy the waves. Often extremely busy in summer (we recommend booking parking to avoid disappointment), quieter spots can be found at neighbouring East Wittering or a little further along the coast at Selsey.


Goodwood, for many, is a name synonymous with incredible events like the Festival of Speed, the Qatar Goodwood Festival or the Goodwood Revival, which draw visitors from across the globe. The sporting country estate which covers 12,000 acres of stunning Sussex countryside is also home to a stylish Hotel and Spa, unforgettable dining experiences, golf courses, and the opportunity for high-energy adventures in the air, on the Motor Circuit and more.

Arundel Castle

Just ten miles from Chichester, discover almost a thousand years of history at Arundel Castle. A captivating day out with a huge amount original features to explore including the Norman Keep, medieval Gatehouse and the 14th Century Catholic Fitzalan Chapel, there's a huge amount to see, plus action-packed events and the annual floral celebrations each spring as the Tulip Festival and Allium Extravaganza surround the castle with vivid swathes of colour.

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