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South Downs National Park

So much more than just beautiful countryside​

If you are looking for a way in to the living landscape of the South Downs National Park, then Arundel is the open door leading to adventure.  From Winchester to Eastbourne within the counties of Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex, The South Downs Way spans the entire length of the Park. Man has lived on the wooded hills, lowland heaths and river valleys for thousands of years and the star-studded skies overhead are as valuable as the beautiful rolling landscapes. The stories of this place are waiting to be enjoyed. Come on in!

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Arundel is synonymous with the South Downs

Arundel’s National Park

Open doors to the living landscape of the South Downs

Countryside & Walks

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Explore the National Park

Walk on ancient chalk grassland at Cissbury and Chanctonbury and look for wild orchids and butterflies. Stroll through the ancient yew forest at Kingley Vale and beech woods at Ebernoe Common. Visit the Queen Elizabeth I oak near Midhurst that is possibly 1000 years old.

If you love the water, there is a dramatic coastline with chalk cliffs at Beachy Head, beautiful meandering rivers like the Adur and chalk streams like the Itchen. Kayak along the Cuckmere Estuary, paddle board on the river Arun and canoe on the river Rother.

Ride your bike or your horse along the South Downs Way or the Downs Link. Get your camera focused on the views from the top of Devils Dyke.  Watch wildfowl at the Wildbrooks in Amberley or at the RSPB in Pulborough.

Stargaze on a moonless night from anywhere on the South Downs Way – amazing night time views!

Arundel & South Downs National Park Border Map