• 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
  • Sunset over South Downs Way
    Sunset over South Downs Way
    Devils Dyke westwards towards Truleigh Hill and South Downs Way
  • Birling Gap Sunrise
    Birling Gap Sunrise
    Last day of walking the South Downs Way

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 December 30, 2018 : "Sunset Boulevard, West Chiltington"

10.30 : 9km

A great winter mix of open, dry countryside and quiet private roads showing some millionaire housing with some seasonal decorations and a surprising history. Meet at Storrington Library car park. GR. TQ 088.144 Leaders Keith & Sally, Footprints

Cost: £0

Sunday January 27, 2019 : "High Winter Views of The Arun"

10.15 : 9km

This will be the 23rd consecutive year of this extraordinary walk. It’s classic winter downland - not to be missed (you have only three more chances; we’ll stop at year 25). 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 Leaders Keith & Sally, Footprints

Cost: £0

Sunday February 24, 2019 : "The Golden Daffodils of West Dean"

10.30 : 9km

A steady climb up the SDW before heading south into the West Dean Estate with its famous (hopefully early) display of daffodils. Plenty of ups and downs on this high level wooded walk. Meet in The Hilltop car park on the South Downs Way, 1km south of Cocking. GR. SU 875.166 Leaders Keith & Sally, Footprints

Cost: £0

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