Picture the South Downs National Park and you’ll no doubt be thinking of green rolling hills, expansive skies and most importantly, outdoor pursuits.

Sports and the South Downs go hand and hand – the choices are endless. From walking or cycling the South Downs Way, to running and camping, there is so much that’s great about Sussex’s great outdoors. Whether you’re visiting for a few hours or are planning the trek of a lifetime amongst our rolling hills, we can’t wait to see you.

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.  …

Centurion Way easy access

Explore a 9km flat route along the route of the former Chichester to Midhurst Railway line which finishes at West Dean.

An image of a cyclist on the South Downs Way with walkers in the background

Enjoy breath-taking views, picturesque towns and villages, and a huge variety of landscapes and wildlife by cycling the South Downs Way.

Goodwood Aerodrome

If you’re looking for great flying experiences in Sussex, to learn to fly or to simply admire vintage aircraft, Goodwood Aerodrome is the place to go. Home to Goodwood Flying School and the Goodwood Aerodrome Café, you can while away the hours surrounded in all thing’s aviation.

A photograph of a cyclist on a country lane

Experience the stunning scenery and varied terrain by cycling in the The South Downs National Park

Harting Down Walk

One of the largest areas of ancient chalk downland in the care of the National Trust, Harting Down in West Sussex is a renowned nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Sheep grazing helps conserve this grassland environment where…

Goodwood Racecourse

There’s so much great horseracing to be experienced at Goodwood racecourse. With 19 unique Goodwood race days taking place throughout the season, including the Qatar Goodwood Festival, there’s something for everyone.

Imber Court Photo Training Students

Imber Court Photo Training offers courses close to Chichester and the Witterings and is suitable for novices through to professionals

Marmalade MTB cyclist

Marmalade MTB host cycle rides within the South Downs National Park, Goodwood Estate, Kingley Vale and more.

An 18 mile/29km off road cycle route town of Midhurst and the villages of Tillington and Lodsworth in the South Downs National Park

an image showing horses and riders playing polo at Cowdray Park in Midhurst

Cowdray Park is Internationally recognised as the home of British Polo and is the host of the Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship.

sheep in fields along the South Downs Way

The 160km South Downs Way runs right across the Chichester District, offering great walking and cycling opportunities.

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

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…