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Best trails in West Sussex

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Trying to find the best West Sussex trails? AllTrails has 213 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Chichester, Arundel or Haywards Heath, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 122 moderate trails in West Sussex ranging from 1.9 to 27.1 miles and from 16 to 997 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in West Sussex
Top trails (213)
#1 - Arundel River Walk
Arundel Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
Arundel River Walk is a 7.2 mile loop trail located near Arundel, West Sussex, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running,Show more
#2 - Arundel to Amberley Walk
South Downs National Park
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 6 h 6 m
The route has a few climbs and descents including a long climb over the South Downs ridge. Almost all the paths can be muddy and in the wetter months the South Downs are often thick with chalky clayShow more
#3 - Balcombe and Ardingly Reservoir Extended Circular Walk
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
Balcombe and Ardingly Reservoir Extended Circular Walk is a 7.9 mile loop trail located near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily Show more
#4 - Walderton Four Seats
South Downs National Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
This brief walk from Walderton is ideal for people who like to sit and enjoy the expansive views of the South Downs. There are no fewer than four points with seating, all be it of varying quality. TheShow more
#5 - Houghton Forest and Bignor Hill Circular Route
South Downs National Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
A round walk in West Sussex, starting on the Monarch's Way and returning on the South Downs Way. The walk is hilly, but there are no stiles on the walk and no sheep or cattle were encountered. The staShow more
#6 - Arundel and Arundel Castle
South Downs National Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
Start this circular walk at the car park next to the Arundel Museum and Heritage Center. Walk north along Mill Road and turn right at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust. Circle around the area and walk baShow more
#7 - South Downs Way: Cocking to Amberley
South Downs National Park
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 6 h 9 m
South Downs Way: Cocking to Amberley is a 12.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Midhurst, West Sussex, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primariShow more
#8 - South Downs Circular Route
South Downs National Park
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Length: 18.4 mi • Est. 8 h 23 m
South Downs Circular Route is a 18.4 mile loop trail located near Pulborough, West Sussex, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rShow more
#9 - Devil's Dyke and Poynings Walk
South Downs National Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
A circular walk taking in Devil’s Dyke, the South Downs Way and the small village of Poynings. There are stunning panoramic views as you explore the longest, deepest and widest dry valley in the UK. Show more
#10 - Stoughton, Up Marden and East Marden
South Downs National Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
A circular walk that takes in woodland and open countryside and two ancient villages in rural Sussex plus expansive views across the South Downs. At the right time of the year you are rewarded with caShow more
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