Local Guided Walks

The Discovering Sussex – Autumn & Winter 2017 – 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. Some of our free guided walks can be found on Eventbrite by clicking HERE

Sunday November 12, 2017 : "Remembrance Sunday - the Raid on Dieppe"

10:40am : 5 miles / 8 kms

Meet at The Mens Nature Reserve car park off A272 between Wisborough Green & Petworth – signed ‘Crimborne & Hawkhurst Court’. GR. TQ 024.237 A remembrance Sunday walk stopping at 11am at the place from which the ill-fated raid on Dieppe was planned. Continuing then on a shorter than usual walk into the Arun Valley. Leaders Keith & Sally, Footprints Google Maps Link: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/The+Mens+Nature+Reserve,+Sussex+WIldlife+Trust/@51.0036203,-0.5424151,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x167c03137631ca78!8m2!3d51.0036203!4d-0.5424151

Cost: £0

Sunday December 10, 2017 : "Not Quite Christmas"

10.30am : 7 miles (11km)

A high level winter walk around Harrow Hill and Myrtle Grove with a taste of Christmas at the end...A delightful section of our South Downs National Park. Meet at Chantry Post car park high on the downs above Storrington, head south off A283 from bottom of Manleys Hill, a great way to access the South Downs Way. Storrington. GR. TQ 087.119 Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/DKo7hj1Fsgo

Cost: £0

Sunday January 14, 2018 : "High Winter Views of The Arun"

10.15 : 6 miles / 9.5 km

A free and guided local walk of about 6 miles starting and finshing in the beautiful village of Burpham, near Arundel. This will be the 22nd consecutive year of this ever-popular walk. It’s a classic winter downland walk, not to be missed. We set off through Splash Farm at Wepham (discovering why it’s called that) before climbing gently onto the quiet downs above Burpham with magnificent views of the whole of the Arun Valley. A failrly level walk then leads north through sheep country before turning west towards The Burgh. From here it’s all downhill back to the village and the welcoming sight of The George Inn. All welcome, just turn up in good time and join the fun. Meet in car park behind the George & Dragon at Burpham. Take minor road north off A27 just 200m east of Arundel Station.

Cost: £0

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