News & Blogs

To help you discover more about our beautiful corner of Sussex, bookmark The Great Sussex Way's news and blogs page. You'll find a selection of behind the scenes stories and interviews, special offers and our guides to the best places for walking and cycling, places to entertain the family or teenagers, and even great places to sample sensational Sussex wine.

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Sensational West Sussex Dark Skies

Out-of-this-World Stargazing Spots in Chichester and West Sussex There are just 19 International Dark Sky Reserves in the world and the South Downs National Park is one of them. With miles of pristine rolling hills, a collection of Dark Sky Discovery Sites, its own planetarium and an annual Dark…

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14 Great Ways to celebrate Valentine's Day

Fall in love with West Sussex this February Follow our lovers’ guide to Chichester most romantic places, starting with... Great places for a romantic escape The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa Relax and unwind together in the historic Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa in Midhurst, at the heart of the South…

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Winter holiday offers at Cowdray Estate

Make a break for West Sussex this winter Based at the very heart of the South Downs National Park, Benbow Pond Holiday Cottages on the Cowdray Estate, Midhurst are an idyllic location for a winter retreat amid vast areas of countryside, within easy reach of stunning coastline and the AONB…

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Wonderful West Sussex campsites

Whether it’s the sound of birdsong or rolling waves you’re hoping to wake up to on your camping trip this summer, the perfect pitch is waiting for you in West Sussex. From the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park to the sparkling seas of the beaches of West and East Wittering, one thing’s…

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Park Runs and running routes near Chichester

No matter whether you’re drawn to these free events for the fitness or social aspect, you’ll be welcomed with open arms to run, jog or walk 5k at 9am every Saturday morning. Children (aged 4 to 14) can also get involved too with junior parkruns taking place at 9am every Sunday. Where are the…

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A taste of West Sussex

Taste of Sussex: Whet Your Appetite with Sussex’s Greatest Foodie (and Drinkie) Delights Cowdray's Estate Forager, George Linklater. Image: Matt Austin Picture Sussex and you might think of Chichester, the South Downs National Park or even our historic towns of Midhurst, Petworth and Selsey…

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A wildlife winter wonderland in West Sussex

Discover a West Sussex Wildlife winter wonderland Dark moody skies and a chill breeze can be enough to prevent some from venturing outdoors in the bleakest of the seasons, but there are some wonderful sights and sounds to be experienced for those that do. Drifting across the saltmarsh is a…

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Tree Planting at The Goodwood Estate

Tree Planting for National Tree Week Goodwood employees joined forces with the Goodwood forestry team during National Tree Week to embark on a programme of tree planting across the estate where some of the UK's most iconic sporting events are held each year including Festival of Speed and Goodwood…

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Great Sussex Dog Walks

If Britain is a nation of dog lovers then Sussex is undoubtedly the county of dog lovers. It will come as no surprise then, that the Chichester District – or the Great Sussex Way as we’re known – is home to some of the best dog walks in the country. Come and explore what’s on offer. Here’s our pick…

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