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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
  • South Downs farmland bird monitoring: new volunteers needed 15th September 2020
    The South Downs farmland bird monitoring project started in 2014 as part the South Downs Farmland Bird Initiative. The project is a collaboration between the RSPB, Natural England, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), the BTO, the South Downs Land Management Group and the Sussex and Hampshire […]
  • Subalpine Warblers: dig out your descriptions! 14th September 2020
    The British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) is planning a review this year of all past British records of Subalpine Warblers, following recent taxonomic changes. This will include the 2019 record from Beachy Head and also a 1988 record from the same location that has recently been resubmitted to BBRC. There have been many other Sussex […]
  • SOS Field Outings Programme Update 9th September 2020
    As you know, when the UK Government instigated a “lockdown” we, like many similar organisations operating outings for members, suspended our 2020 Outings programme. The UK Government eased some restrictions and as a consequence we are trying a partial reopening of the Outings Programme. I had planned to lead walks at Arlington Reservoir (Sunday 6th […]
  • BTO Breeding Bird Survey: latest news 9th September 2020
    Government restrictions meant that most BBS volunteers this year were unable to complete their early-season visits which would normally be made between the beginning of April and the middle of May. Fortunately, the easing of restrictions on May 13th allowed many volunteers to complete their late-season visits, and results have been submitted for 125 squares […]
  • Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS): sites vacant 19th August 2020
    The new WeBS season starts in September and there are sites across Sussex that need new volunteers; now is a really good time to get started with this survey. WeBS is the principal monitoring scheme for non-breeding waterbirds in the UK which aims to provide data for the conservation of their populations and wetland habitats. […]
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