Best mountain biking trails in West Sussex, England

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Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in West Sussex with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of mountain biking trails in West Sussex, England
Top trails (32)
#1 - Nutbourne Marshes and Cobnor Peninsula Coastal Walk
Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
If you are looking for a coastal walk then you will be hard pushed to find a prettier one than this walk; arguably anywhere. The walk is around the coast line of Chichester Harbour. Starting at Nutbourne Marshes, renowned as a bird sanctuary, it takes us round the peninsula of Cobnor Point into the main body of Chichester Harbour and then along the top of Bosham channel, cutting back across the peninsular to bring us back to our starting point. NOTE: It should be noted that it is not possible to round the end of Cobnor peninsula for a short time at the very top of a spring tide so plan your walk accordingly. There are no stiles or gates to negotiate on this walk and no cattle or sheep. Show more
#2 - South Downs Circular Route
South Downs National Park
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Length: 18.4 mi • Est. 8 h 23 m
#3 - Cissbury Ring and Stump Bottom
South Downs National Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
This is a great loop around Cissbury Ring, the largest hill fort in Sussex, near to the tiny village of Findon. The effort of getting to the top of Cissbury Ring is always worthwhile and on a clear, sunny day you will be rewarded with a changing vista in every direction. The walk has several climbs and descents throughout and the bridleway tracks can be muddy and slippery with the chalk clay, so good boots are a must. The first half of the walk follows fenced bridleways between fields (which you will be sharing with cyclists) and the second half explores the National Trust site of Cissbury Ring, which sometimes has livestock grazing. Dogs are welcome in Cissbury Ring, in fact it’s a great place for your furry friend to meet other dogs. You will need to negotiate a couple of kissing gates and a few steps but there are no stiles on route. The high paths are very exposed so wrap up warm in the colder months. Allow 2.5 hours.Show more
#4 - Washington, Chanctonbury Ring and Chantry Lane
South Downs National Park
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 5 h 22 m
#5 - South Down Way: Southease to Eastbourne
South Downs National Park
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Length: 15.6 mi • Est. 7 h 46 m
#6 - South Down Way: Upper Beeding to Southease
South Downs National Park
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Length: 22.3 mi • Est. 11 h 6 m
#7 - River Adur Circular Walk
South Downs National Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
#8 - Rewell Woods, South Downs Way, Windy Ridge and Monarch Way
South Downs National Park
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Length: 19.8 mi • Est. 9 h 59 m
Arundel is a quaint market town in the South Downs. It has a medieval castle and Roman Catholic cathedral, as well as a museum and comes second behind Chichester, which is a much larger town, in its number of listed buildings in West Sussex. It has one thousand years of history with independent shops, contemporary art galleries, restaurants, cafes, historic pubs, outdoor activities including walking across the South Downs and canoeing or cycling. Show more
#9 - Cissbury, Steyning Bike Trail
South Downs National Park
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Length: 19.0 mi
#10 - Kithurst Hill Circular
Pulborough, West Sussex, England
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
A delightful clockwise circular walk from Kithurst Hill Car park near Storrington, with stunning views across the South Downs National Park. Note that there is a moderate climb back to the top, but well worth it! Also suitable for cyclists. Show more
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