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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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Best Sussex Gardens

Our sunny corner of Sussex boasts some outstanding gardens, from formal gardens fit for a queen to wild and wonderful spaces where wildlife thrives. We have begun our tour in the grand grounds of Arundel Castle, finishing in historic Chichester with a true hidden gem. Garden lovers will be spoilt…

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Sensational West Sussex Dark Skies

Out-of-this-World Stargazing Spots in Chichester and West Sussex There are only 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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Top Ten Walks in West Sussex

The 5 mile/8km Halnaker Windmill Trail takes in a picturesque tree tunnel or hollow way formed over thousands of years of footfall. The path, Mill Lane, follows the old Roman road between London and Chichester and eventually opens up onto Halnaker Hill. At the top, your climb is rewarded with the…

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Great Sussex Pubs with scenic walks

The perfect preamble to an afternoon in a great pub is a great walk. And being surrounded in the beauty of the South Downs National Park, there’s no better location for this great combination than our corner of Sussex. Whether you’re looking for welcoming pubs and scenic walks in the South Downs or…

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The Sussex Tree Trail

The South Downs National Park has more woodland than any other National Park in England and Wales. In fact, 23% of the park is covered by trees, half of which have been here for over 400 years. Explore the very best of our neck of the woods(!) on our self-guided tree trail, starting in our historic…

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Winter Wildlife at RSPB Reserves West Sussex

Top 5 winter wildlife Wetlands are a haven for birds in winter. Rich, alluvial mud is packed full of protein, including crustaceans and molluscs, and saltmarsh plants thrive in the shallow waters attracting an array of wildfowl and waders. As well as food, inlets and estuaries provide shelter during…

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Winter wildlife 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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