• South Downs Way National Trail
    South Downs Way National Trail
    Footprints are the local South Downs Way Specialists. Over 25 years of experience and local knowledge.
  • Short Break Walking Holidays
    Short Break Walking Holidays
    Short Breaks on South Downs Way, Lewes to Eastbourne in the South Downs National Park
  • Walking Holidays on South Downs Way
    Walking Holidays on South Downs Way
    Devils Dyke to Chanctonbury Ring, what better place to holiday than the South Downs Way
  • Poppies on South Downs Way
    Poppies on South Downs Way
    Poppies bathing in a setting sun in South Downs National Park near Brighton
  • Oxbow Lakes at Cuckmere Haven
    Oxbow Lakes at Cuckmere Haven
    Stunning oxbow lakes at Cuckmere Haven within South Downs National Park
  • Arun Valley Amberley
    Arun Valley Amberley
    Sunset over Arun Valley and South Downs Way at Amberley
  • Birling Gap Sunrise
    Birling Gap Sunrise
    Last day of walking the South Downs Way. One of many highlights during our Annual Walk every June

Local Guided Walks

The Discovering Sussex – Winter 2019/20 – Programme of Guided Walks is now available.

You can download your copy by clicking the link below:

DISCOVERING SUSSEX WINTER 2019/20

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.

*Here is a free copy of a published walk in the recent edition of TASTE magazine. Cuckfield & High Weald Walk 2019

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.

17 Nov 2019 : "The Forgotten Cemetery"

10.30am : 7 miles

A high level downland walk through Lee Farm and Myrtle Grove returning past the site of Muntham House and a strange graveyard. Leaders Keith & Sally, Footprints Meet at Chantry Post car park off the A 283 south of Storrington. GR. TQ 071.125

Cost: £0

22 Dec 2019 : "Christmas in Steyning"

10.30am : 5 1/2 miles

A walk down to and following the River Adur to the South Downs Way then returning via the national trail over the downs and back into Steyning... Join us afterwards for some seasonal refreshments in town. Leaders Keith & Sally, Footprints of Sussex Meet at car park opposite the clock tower in Steyning High Street. GR. TQ 175.113

Cost: £0

19 Jan 2020 : "High Winter Views of The Arun"

10.15am : 6 miles

This will be the 24th consecutive year of this extraordinary walk. It’s classic winter downland - not to be missed (you have only two more chances to hear the ‘bison joke’; we’ll stop at year 25). Leaders Keith & Sally, Footprints of Sussex Meet in car park behind the George Inn at Burpham. Take minor road north off A27 just 200m east of Arundel Station. GR. TQ 040.089

Cost: £0

23 Feb 2020 : "Down after Down"

10.30am : 6 miles

Another high level winter walk flirting around five named downs, some hangers-on and a couple of dykes... Leaders Keith & Sally, Footprints Meet at Bignor Hill car park on the South Downs Way (take the steep minor road south from Bignor Village) GR. SU 973.129

Cost: £

22 Mar 2020 : "That Hare Can't Foal Me..."

10.00am : 6 1/2 mils

A favourite springtime walk through the grounds of Seaford College and Lavington Stud with lots of early flowers ... and maybe a foal or two and the mad March Hare ? Leaders Keith & Sally, Footprints Meet in Duncton Village – roadside parking just off the A 285. GR. SU 960.173

Cost: £0

South Downs Society National Trail 2018 Supporter Visit Sussex Regatta sponsors of Footprints of Sussex South Downs Way Annual Walk