Local Guided Walks

The Discovering Sussex – Autumn 2018 & Spring 2019 – Programme of Guided Walks is now available.

You can download your copy by clicking the link below:


As well as leading guided walks in the South Downs National Park we also publish walks in newspapers and magazines and have been instrumental in creating and writing the guidebooks for two delightful long distance trails, both of which appear on the O.S.
Landranger and Explorer maps – The West Sussex Literary Trail and The New Lipchis Way.

Footprints also organise walks outside the locality. Because these normally involve coach travel to and from the walking destination they do incur costs and booking is essential.

More information on our forthcoming guided walks can be found below.

Sunday July 29, 2018 : "Adur - Aruns little sister... "

10am : 10km / 6.5 miles

Meet at Mock Bridge car park on A2037 north of Henfield. GR. TQ 213.179 Exploring the eastern arm of our beloved River Adur – an often forgotten and surprisingly pretty stretch of river between Cowfold & Henfield. Leaders: Keith & Sally of Footprints

Cost: £0

Sunday August 12, 2018 : "Upon The South Downs"

10am : 13km / 8.5 miles

Meet at the National Trust car park on Beeding Hill, only accessible from the south; from the Old Shoreham Road follow the signed road up towards Mill Hill for 2 miles. GR. TQ 214.059 We will walk eastwards along the South Downs Way then down the escarpment to the Shepherd and Dog pub at Fulking. We come back via Longlands Wood and Tottington Wood then climbing gently back to the start. Stunning views. Leader: Sonia, South Downs Way Walk Team

Cost: £0

Sunday August 19, 2018 : "A Crush on You"

10am : 9.5km / 6 miles

Meet at the Ashington Community Centre car park, Foster Lane. GR. TQ 128.159 A walk through the ancient woodland and rolling farms of the Low Weald with a visit to Daylands Farm - a name many will recognise from their shopping at farmer’s markets. Can be a trifle muddy in wet weather. Led by: Keith & Sally of Footprints

Cost: £0

Sunday September 16, 2018 : "Grapes & Groves"

10am : 10km / 6.5 miles

Meet at Petworth Park northern car park (NT) GR. SU 966.239 One of our favourite autumn walks taking in the deer park, the chestnut groves and the Rother Valley vineyards with their stunning views of the South Downs. A must-do walk for September. Led by Keith & Sally of Footprints

Cost: £

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