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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Live West Sussex summer entertainment

Feel Alive This Summer: The Must-See Live Entertainment in West Sussex Whether you want to feed off the buzz of live music, watch live theatre, attend a talk or simply be entertained and inspired this summer, you’ll find a huge range of entertainment on offer in Chichester and surrounding areas this…

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Flower Power summer in West Sussex

Chichester's flower power summer Plants and flowers are a strong theme in Chichester's summer as Chichester Cathedral gears up to celebrate its biennial Festival of Flowers while at Weald & Downland Living Museum showcases the historic role of plants and flowers in rural communities with a Flower…

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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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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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