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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Looking for love in West Sussex?

Looking for Love this Valentines Day? We're here to help with creative ways you might meet a partner or perhaps you're planning to ditch Valentine's for Galentine's and plan fabulous dates with friends. Read on! Single and looking to mingle? Valentines Day is just around the corner, so finding love…

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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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14 Great Ways to celebrate Valentine's Day

Fall in love with West Sussex this February Follow our lovers’ guide to some of West Sussex's most romantic places, starting with... Great places for a romantic escape Little Plovers Shepherd's Hut near West Wittering, West Sussex Cosy up and unwind together at Little Plovers, just a short walk…

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Family Fun in Chichester

Every parent knows that panicked feeling. The school holidays are approaching and nothing’s in the diary... With a wide range of family-friendly activities in and around the Chichester area, you could spend the whole day researching what to do with the kids. Buy why waste those precious hours. We’ve…

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Hidden Gems of West Sussex

Beyond the Tourist Trail: Eight Hidden Gems of West Sussex From an abandoned school and the most haunted site in Sussex, to an ‘out-of-bounds’ island and a little-known James Bond set right on our doorstep, we’ve uncovered Sussex’s best-kept secrets to bring you the must-visit sites off the tourist…

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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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Salterns Way

One of the great things about visiting Chichester and the surrounding area is that the flat terrain lends itself to lots of easy cycling, and there is no better way to explore and discover the area’s beauty and sights than by bike. There are many cycle routes in the area, but today we are going to…

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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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Experience Seeking in Sussex

West Sussex is one of the most beautiful counties in the UK but it’s what you do here that will really get you under the skin of our distinctive area. Meet our welcoming and passionate people; taste what grows from our soil; learn about our history through our traditional crafts; get involved in the…

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