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Walking, Cycling and Riding

The Sussex countryside is a wonderful place to walk, cycle or ride. You can plan your route to coincide with a visit to one of our traditional country pubs and tea rooms or enjoy a picnic in the midst of a stunning vista.


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There is a walk to suit everyone in Sussex and you can use the following links and websites to download maps and find the appropriate walk for you.

Burgess Hill Green Circle Public Art Trail

Burgess Hill History Trail

Burgess Hill Twittens Town Trails

Walking in West Sussex

East Sussex Circular Walks

South Downs National Park


There are also a number of local walking/rambling groups:

Sussex Healthy Walks

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club

Mid Sussex Ramblers

Sussex Mountaineering Federation 



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Explore the countryside by bike! Click on the following website links to find Sussex cycle routes and download maps.

Cycle Journey Planner – select a start and finish point and download a step by step route of your journey. The planner includes an option to choose between a quick or unhurried route.

Cycling in East Sussex

Mid Sussex Cyclists

Pedal Pushers Cycle Coaching

Sussex Nomads

South Downs National Park



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There are many bridle paths and areas open to horseriding. All offer beautiful views and the huge variety of path means there are opportunities for a challenge or a gentle ride through the landscape. Click on the following to visit the West Sussex County Council website which has maps/routes available to download or visit the South Downs National Park website.

There are also opportunities to watch horse racing. There are regular meets at Plumpton Racecourse, Fontwell Park, Goodwood Racecourse and Hickstead. Click on each link to find out more.