Nestled at the heart of the South Downs National Park, Midhurst is surrounded by some of Sussex’s most stunning countryside. From rolling hills to wooded forests and heathland, which provides important habitats for rare species of wildlife. Garden lovers will lose themselves in wonder at the ever-evolving Woolbeding Gardens managed by the National Trust, where you’ll find formal gardens, stunningly colourful planting and delightful rural views. Explore Cowdray Estate’s walks and discover Benbow Pond, and the deer park, home to the Queen Elizabeth Oak rumoured to be almost 1,000 years old.

An image of the Queen Elizabeth Oak Tree on Cowdray Estate Midhurst

Benbow Pond in Easebourne, just outside the centre of Midhurst and close to the A272 is a picturesque picnic stop where you’ll meet the resident ducks, swans, geese and other bird life and is part of the Cowdray Estate.  …

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Forest Bathing The perfect introduction to this popular Japanese therapy. Immerse yourself in this experience, using the forest as a source of natural well being, followed by a delicious lunch or indulgent afternoon tea. We invite you to join us…

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The new Heathland Sculpture Trail in South Downs National Park is the perfect opportunity to get into the great outdoors and appreciate the changing of the seasons. Seven intricate sculptures are located across different heathland sites within the park, with…

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Experience a working deer farm in West Sussex with children’s adventure playground, farm shop & deli and The Grazing Rooms

A view of the pond at Weald & Downland Living Museum

Come and explore a fascinating collection of rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful 40-acre site within the South Downs National Park. Discover the stories of the people who lived and worked in them over a 1,000-year period ­ from…

An image showing a pool at Woolbeding Gardens

A National Trust Garden in West Sussex in the South Downs National Park with colourful planting, sensational views and a host of surprises