Local Walks

South Downs National Park Walks

A walking Paradise 

In days gone by artists and photographers would come here from London to enjoy the diversity of our landscape. 

We have woodland walks, now enjoyed by foragers. We have large expanses of wetlands known here as The Brooks. Amberely Wild brooks a RAMSAR site is a short walk from the door. 

We have designated ww2 walks, artists walks, walks to The South downs, heathland walks, river bank walks, history walks, and walks to the pubs.  

It is possible to start your walking exploration right from the door, you do not need to walk down a main road. Just occasionally cross one. 

Mountain bike trails to the South Downs.      

The History Walk

This is a round walk of 4.8 – 6.5km (3-4 miles) through more than 2000 years of local history with some of the area’s most magnificent scenic views of the Rive Arun and the South Downs, featuring Pulborough’s Roman, Normal, Medieval, WWII and commercial history. The walk is all on public footpaths or roads. Allow 2.5 – 3.5 hours.

The Woodland Walk

This is a round walk of 11-12km (7-8 miles) through lovely countryside, featuring buildings of historic interest, open gallops, the River Arun and the remains of the Arun/Wey Canal, woodland and coppicing, a famous pub and a Norman Castle. The walk is on public footpaths or roads. Most of the stiles are dog friendly, but please keep to the paths and keep dogs on the lead.

The Brooks Walk

This is a round walk of 5.6-8.0km (3.5-5 miles) over Pulborough’s historic brooks. Now a Nature Reserve and part of the South Downs National Park, this walk will take you alongside the river Arun with its magnificent views of the South Downs. It features buildings, wildlife and places that have been a part of history since the Roman times. The wak is on public footpaths, or roads. Allow 1.5 – 3.5 hours. Most of the stiles are dog friendly, but please keep to the paths and keep dogs under close control.

Pulborough WildArt Trail

Welcome to the Pulborough WildArt trail, which has been created to enthral walkers, ramblers, nature lovers, art lover and families.

This is a 4km approx 2.5 miles walking trail from the RSPB’s Nature Reserve at Wiggonholt, accross Pulborough’s Wildbrooks, to Lower Street and then on across East Glebe Field to Pulborough Station, via Church Place (or vice versa)

The route is highlighted by 17 specially designed wildlife themed sculptures by renowned Sussex based artist Steve Geliot. There are also creative way markers and information boards along the route.

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