Surrounded by some of Sussex’s finest scenery, you don’t have to look far in Petworth to discover beautiful landscapes. The walls of magnificent Petworth House surround the town, and beyond them you can find the stunning expanses of the deer park and views to the South Downs which inspired JMW Turner. Discover the ancient trees and lakes of this spectacular parkland created by ‘Capability’ Brown. Just steps away from Petworth’s charming town centre, explore the Shimmings Valley or a short distance from the town discover the heathland of Graffham Common, a former pine plantation being restored to heathland where you might see nightjars or woodlark.

an image of Graffham Common in West Sussex

Graffham Common is a 94-acre nature reserve between Midhurst and Petworth, located on both sides of the Selham to Graffham road, and is owned and managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. It’s a former pine plantation being restored back to heath and…

Parham House

One of the country’s finest Elizabethan houses, set at the foot of the South Downs in Pulborough, West Sussex.

Petworth and Shimmings Valley

A 3.5 mile figure of eight walk from the historic market town of Petworth in West Sussex. The walk gives an opportunity to explore the town, a haven for antique and art collectors, before heading out across the beautiful Shimmings…

A view of The National Trust's Petworth Park

Petworth House boasts an extraordinary collection of art and sculpture and stunning state rooms, set in beautiful grounds and parklands.

Petworth House & Park Ancient Trees Walk

Discover more about the ancient trees that dominate the skyline of Petworth Park on this circular walk. Marvel at some of the oldest and largest trees in the country and see a 1,000-year-old ancient oak that has survived all the…