Outdoor Activities

Arundel has a wealth of outdoor pursuits & wildlife activities

Arundel, a gateway town to the South Downs National Park, is perfectly located to enjoy the surrounding West Sussex countryside. If you want to relax near water, you will be spoilt for choice in Arundel, with walking paths along the River Arun and around Swanbourne Lake. You can stroll through the world-renowned gardens of Arundel Castle and cycle or walk the South Downs Way. The huge range of family-friendly activities Arundel has to offer include mini golf, tennis and rowing boat hire. What are you waiting for?

public footpath next to river arun

A Gateway to the South Downs National Park

Outdoor Highlights

Uncover outdoor highlights in and around Arundel

Countryside & Walks


South Downs

Notable Trees of Arundel

Parks & Gardens

Horse Riding & Mountain Biking

Health & Wellbeing

Nearby Beaches

South Downs during summer near Arundel
paddleboarders kayakers and motorboat on river arun

Let's get outside!

Walk, stroll, hike, cycle, ride, swim, kayak or paddle board. Arundel offers so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors, on your own, as a couple or with the whole family.

As they say in Scandinavia, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing”. In Arundel you can get outside and enjoy its stunning setting throughout the year.

The walking paths that lead out of town into the West Sussex countryside are as much fun on a muddy day as they are in summer sunshine. There are hills for sledging when snow falls and quiet spots for picnics on sunny days.

Had enough outside for one day? Then cool off with an ice-cream from one of Arundel’s inviting ice-cream shops or cafés. On wintry days, you can warm up with a toasty drink and tummy-filling snacks in town’s pubs, cafés, or coffee shops.