South Downs National Park
Our favourite spots include the Devil’s Dyke, a massive V-shaped valley, perfect for sunrise/sunsets. (30 mins). Or, Chanctonbury Ring, a steep climb to an Iron-Age circle of trees, which used to be a hill fort, (20 mins).
Google is your best option for finding a walk which suits you, but anywhere in the South Downs guarantees beautiful scenery (and often very good pubs!).
A long stretch of bridleway following the disused railway tracks linking Guildford to Shoreham. Mostly flat and dry so good for bikes, buggies and gentle walks with lovely villages to stop off at. Best access point is Bax Castle Pub (RH13 0LA).
Forming part of the Surrey Hills, this is the highest point in the South-East. The tower at the top is steeped in history and has amazing views of the surrounding countryside (you might even spot London!). Options for long walk from the bottom of the hill (park at the Parrot Pub, RH5 5RZ) or shorter walks from higher-up car parks (like Starveall Corner, RH5 6LU). We love these walks, and as kids would find plenty of fallen down trees to climb on.
Seven Sisters/Cuckmere Haven
Park at Cuckmere Inn/Seven Sisters Car Park (BN25 4AD) and follow the meandering river down to the beach (1 mile, 20 mins walk). From here you have an amazing view of the Seven Sister chalk cliffs. You can swim in the river and at the beach. There are also canoes for hire at Cuckmere Valley Canoe Club.
Alternatively park at Birling Gap (BN20 0AB) for clifftop walks and access to the beach.
If you would prefer not to drive, there are plenty lovely walks right out your front door. Our farm lies on a bridle path so turn right or left and go on an adventure!
We have maps we can print out of our favourite walks so please text or knock on the door.