Local area

Exploring the local area

There’s lots of places to visit and things to do in West Sussex.

If you love the great outdoors and wildlife, you can get active on the South Downs National Park bridleways, cycling and walking routes that carve through ancient woodland and scenic river valleys.

There’s lots of historic houses, castles and even Roman ruins to discover and the beach is only a 35-minute drive away.

With lots of activities and visitor attractions close by, we’ve listed some of our favourites for you to explore and enjoy - including local pubs.

Local pubs

For lunchtime light refreshments or a delicious evening meal, we’ve got some of the best Sussex countryside pubs nearby:

The Kings Head: kingsheadrudgwick.co.uk

The Fox: foxinn.co.uk

The Onslow Arms: onslowarmsloxwood.com

Mucky Duck: muckyduckinn.co.uk

Visitors attractions

Below are some of the local attractions that our guests enjoy visiting:

Downs Link

If you love walking or cycling, you’ll want to explore the Downs Link. Situated right on our doorstep, it’s a 37-mile route which follows two disused railway lines across spectacular countryside crossing the Surrey Hills, the Low Weald, The South Downs and the Coastal Plain.


The Milk Churn & Firebird Brewery

Rudgwick’s converted brickworks is home to a delightful coffee shop and popular brewery plant. it makes an ideal resting point and a golden opportunity to try the Milk Churn’s award-winning Sussex Charmer Cheese and sample a local pint.


Fishers Farm

A family run adventure park:


The Wey & Arun Canal Trust

Canal boat trips and wildlife walks:


RSPB Pulborough Brooks

A stunning nature reserve:


Leith Hill Tower

Breathtaking views from one of the highest points in the South East of England:


Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

Magnificent Grade 1 listed garden:


Arundel Castle & Gardens

Nearly 1,000 years of history to explore:


Furnace Lakes

A six lake fishery voted one of the South’s top long stay venues:


Bignor Roman Villa

A large Roman courtyard villa which has been excavated and put on public display:


Weald & Downland Living Museum

Restored farmsteads with animals and hands on activities, recreating rural life from 1300-1910. Home to The Repair Shop as seen on the BBC:


South Downs National Park

The South Downs National Park is a living, working and ever-changing landscape, shaped by its underlying geology and its human history:


Sussex by the Sea

Climping beach is located close to Littlehampton (about a 35 minute drive away). Like many of the beaches along this stretch of the Sussex coast it is made up of shingle and pebbles. As the tide goes out a vast expanse of sand is exposed.