2021 Competition Winning Itinerary

Winning entry for Creative Connectivity category by Ashley K - Cycle this Wine & West Sussex Views route

Day 1: Morning

Visit Kingley Vale Trail

Home to England’s oldest Yew trees, even many local people don’t realise this truly ancient forest is hidden in their midst. An early dawn climb will often see modern day druids practicing their rituals by some of the ancient hill top trees.

Top Tip

There’s some of THE best tree climbing for little (and big!) people in the South Downs

A photograph showing a far reaching view from the top of Kingley Vale nature reserve , West Sussex
Tinwood Estate

Day 1: Afternoon

Tinwood wine tours

The chalky soil in the South Downs is almost identical to that of the champagne region in France, which is why our local vineyards produce some of the absolute best wines in the UK.

A wine tour here also ends with several glasses of fizz on their beautiful terrace, what a treat!

Top Tip

Make sure to get a selfie in the Tinwood vineyards amongst the rich hanging vines (with fizz in hand of course)

Day 2: Morning

The Trundle

Quite simply the absolute best view in the South Downs with a full 360 view around. it’s a steep old climb (or run up chalk pit lane for the brave of heart) but worth every step when you reach the top

Top Tip

Perfect for sledding in the winter and picnics in the summer.

A photo showing a view from The Trundle near Chichester West Sussex
an image showing Goodwood racecourse with horses racing

Day 2: Afternoon

Goodwood Racecourse

It’s not all about festival of speed, revival or Qatar. Goodwood has a jam packed events calendar set in what must be England’s most beautiful racecourse.

It’s super family friendly and who doesn’t love a chance to get a bit dressed up!

Top Tip

Make sure to check out Goodwood’s upcoming events to take full advantage of this stunning location

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Places to Visit

Tinwood Estate

Join us for a vineyard tour and wine tasting every day at 3pm. We have a beautiful tasting room overlooking the vines, after a short insightful walk amongst the vines then head back to try our range of delicious sparkling…

A photo showing a view from The Trundle near Chichester West Sussex The Trundle walk

The Trundle (or St Roche’s Hill to give it its official name) is located near Chichester and can be accessed using these South Downs National Park walking trails from Lavant, West Dean or Singleton. The name The Trundle comes from…

A photograph showing a far reaching view from the top of Kingley Vale nature reserve , West Sussex Kingley Vale Trail

The reserve contains one of the finest yew forests in western Europe, including a grove of ancient trees which are among the oldest living things in Britain. Main habitats: Yew woodland and lowland chalk grassland County: West Sussex Why visit:…

Goodwood Racecourse Goodwood Racecourse

In 1802 the 3rd Duke of Richmond introduced horseracing to Goodwood for the amusement of local army officers. Race week was so popular it was soon dubbed Glorious Goodwood and today the racecourse is renowned for being one of the…