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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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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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King Charles III Coast Path in West Sussex

Walk the West Sussex Coast on a new coast path The new section of the King Charles III coast path from West Wittering to Shoreham by Sea has opened, allowing walkers of all kinds to enjoy the stunning sweeping view along 44 miles of the West Sussex coast. This West Sussex section forms part of the…

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Best Places to Stay Along the South Downs Way

Dreaming of undertaking one of the UK’s greatest treks? Then, look no further than the South Downs Way. This 100 mile off-road trail is just one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales. Stretching from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester through to the white chalky cliffs of the Seven…

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Best walks for the whole family

Great walking doesn’t have to mean enduring great distances. Whether you’re short on time, have young children in tow or are simply looking for a taster of Sussex and the South Down’s walking delights, we have a wide range of short walks to choose from. Here’s our pick of 10 great walks suitable for…

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Walk the Selsey Tramway

Take a step back to 1897 when the Selsey Tramway was brought to life – the work of Colonel Stephens, and officially named The Hundred of Manhood & Selsey Tramways Company Ltd (1897-1924) and West Sussex Railway (1924-35). It was also, during its lifetime, referred to many other names including the…

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