Located in the heart of the South Downs National Park and close to the South Downs Way, Midhurst is a picturesque market town where you’ll find a variety of experiences to enjoy. From exploring walking and cycling routes to indulging in the local hospitality and Sussex fare. Enjoy one of the experiences on offer at the Cowdray Estate with friends or family, and discover some of the town’s history and heritage.

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.  …

An image showing the ruins at Cowdray Estate known locally as Cowdray Castle

As a destination, Cowdray Estate offers a range of premium country pursuits, from golf on a Championship course, award winning clay-pigeon shooting, fly fishing on the River Rother, walking in Cowdray Park, cycling, riding, and polo events, to hospitality at Cowdray Farm Shop & Café, accommodation at Cowdray Lodge, wedding venues and the stunning Cowdray House.

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.

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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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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…

An image of a sculpture - part of the heathlands sculpture trail in South Downs National Park

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…

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

Midhurst Museum

The Midhurst Museum, possibly the smallest museum in the world, opened its doors in Knockhundred Market, Midhurst in December 2011 at the Christmas Street Party. At 8’ 6’’ by 8’ 6’’ space is limited so we change the theme of…

Moonlight Cottage Cocking and West Dean Woods Trail

A 7.5 mile circular walk from Cocking, West Sussex in the heart of the South Downs. The walking route heads south, climbing steeply to reach the South Downs Way and then follows this ridge-top path west to perform a circuit…

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Roots was established in 2016 after years of taking groups of friends on weekly rides and MTB weekends across the UK.  The root of it all is founded in getting people both confident in riding and fit – but hidden…

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Welcome to Pedal and Pace, guided running and mountain biking in and around the South Downs. Established in 2020 by Emily Lillywhite Iredale, Pedal and Pace aims to bring you the very best mountain biking and running routes in and…

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.

Sky Park Farm in West Harting is a unique destination, visitors can experience life on a working deer farm, meet and feed the Red, White and Sika deer, explore the farm trail in the spectacular grounds and find the perfect…

A view of countryside taken at Cocking Hill in West Sussex

Enjoy a beautiful circular walk in the landscapes around Lavington Common and Duncton Mill that inspired Ivon Hitchens. Modern British landscape painter Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) lived and worked at Lavington Common from 1940 until his death in 1979. Painting in…

Stoughton Down- Kingley Vale

A 4.5 mile circular walk in a really picturesque part of the South Downs National Park. The walk begins in Stoughton Down before climbing high into the Kingley Vale Nature Reserve where the climb is rewarded with spectacular views both…

An image of people and a dog walking toward the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst West Sussex, part of the Cowdray Estate

The ruins at Cowdray Estate, often referred to as Cowdray Castle, are the remains of one of the country’s most important Tudor houses

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.

An image of people and a dog walking toward the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst West Sussex, part of the Cowdray Estate

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the South Downs National Park with a choice of routes around Midhurst, Easebourne, and Woolbeding. Choose to explore the River Rother Walk (2.8 miles), the Cowdray Ruins and St Ann’s Hill (1.1 miles) or Woolbeding…

sheep in fields along the South Downs Way

Explore picturesque villages and towns, undulating English countryside and outstanding views as you walk the South Downs Way

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

Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticultural haven bursting with colourful planting, sensational views and a whole host of surprises. Woolbeding delights at every turn with distinctive garden rooms set against thoughtfully composed borders. Formal gardens…