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The Countryside of West Sussex

Discover the countryside of West Sussex on holiday or on your doorstep



Places to visit and explore
Information from West Sussex County Council including walking & cycling and natural attractions.

Nature and Wildlife
Discover nature and wildlife in West Sussex and get inspiration for your next trip.

Sussex Wildlife Trust
Explore their reserves and the wildlife of Sussex and a lot more!

South Downs National Park
Information and inspiration for you to discover the nature of the park. West Sussex.

South Downs at Wikipedia
Includes geography, geology, the parks and reserves and more.

Walking in Sussex
All walks are free to view, download and print.

South Downs Way - National Trails
Experience some of our finest countryside between Winchester and the white chalk cliffs at Eastbourne.

Downloadable walks in Sussex - NT
Stargazing walks, romantic rambles, beachside walks and pub trails for you to enjoy in Sussex.

CPRE Sussex
We work to protect our countryside for all to enjoy. We campaign, provide advice and information.

Sponsored Listings

Rural Retreats in Sussex

Beautiful cottages, converted barns, country houses, garden lodges, yurts and more with the South Downs National Park waiting to be explored.

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Latest News

RSS News – The Sussex Ornithological Society
  • SOS Survey Strategy review 26th May 2020
    The SOS has been reviewing its Survey Strategy for the period up to the next National Atlas, see here. Following the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions it seems an appropriate time to publish the updated paper to inform members of the proposed survey programme.
  • Heronries and egret colonies: records wanted 21st May 2020
    Due to the difficult circumstances this year some heronries and egret and cormorant nesting colonies have not been counted as usual for the BTO Heronries Census. If you have nest counts or any information at all relating to nesting colonies of grey herons, little egrets or cormorants, at *any location* in Sussex this year, please […]
  • Share and Learn Birdsong via Zoom  21st April 2020
      Many of us are listening to the birds around us more intently than ever this spring. Some are wondering what bird is making which noise. Others are wondering when they will be able to hear some of their favourite birds again. To help keep us connected during lockdown, SOS member Charlie Peverett is running […]
  • Society Reports for 2019 21st April 2020
    In view of the postponement of the Society’s AGM due to the current restrictions, we are making two reports for 2019 available for view online. At the AGM, the meeting will adopt the Trustees Report and Financial Statement. View Summary of Activities View Trustees Report and Financial Statement
  • RSPB Funding Update – April 2020 8th April 2020
    The RSPB were hoping to share this information at the AGM about how SOS funding is being used. Due to the current situation this will not be possible but you can read the report by clicking here.
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