Walking routes

Easy walks (under 3 miles)

Longer walks

Easy walks (under 3 miles)

Each of our 14 easy walks in Horsham District takes in some of the lovely West Sussex countryside, and many spend time on the Downs Link bridleway. Most are between 2 and 3 miles long and all are circular routes. We hope they inspire you to get outside and enjoy our countryside

Each walk can be downloaded and comes complete with instructions and a map of the route. These maps are not to scale, so it is always advisable to take an Ordinance Survey map with you if you are not familiar with the area.

Some have stiles, but a few of the walks were chosen because they had none. The walks without stiles will be marked. The countryside is an ever-changing environment, therefore, you may find that stiles and gates may have been removed or replaced or footpaths diverted.

This route crosses the River Arun and follows part of the Wey South. Good views of the South Downs
Distance 2.7 miles 
Terrain Flat with two short slopes and several stiles

Billingshurst route map

Walk along the River Adur and up part of the South Downs Way
Distance 3.3 miles
Terrain Long hill, stiles

Bramber route map

Start and finish in the town centre, walking through wooded areas and across the river
Distance 2.9 miles
Terrain Hill, no stiles

Denne Hill route map

Walk along part of the Downs Link and return by footpath. This route can get very muddy and the footpath can flood
Distance 2.4 miles
Terrain Flat, no stiles

Henfield route map

Lovely wooded area and great views of the South Downs
Distance 3.2 miles
Terrain Mainly flat with short slopes, several stiles

Nuthurst route map

Enjoy good views of Parham House, Amberley Wild Brooks and Amberley Castle
Distance 2.7 miles
Terrain Mainly flat with one short incline, no stiles

Rackham Hill Storrington route map

A short, gentle walk along the Downs Link footpath
Distance 2 miles
Terrain Flat, no stiles

Rudgwick route map

Follow the Sussex Border Path through bluebell woods. A short part of this walk is along road
Distance 3 miles
Terrain Fairly flat with a few slopes, several stiles

Rusper route map

Takes in part of the Downs Link bridleway. Superb walk in spring when the bluebells are out
Distance 3 miles
Terrain Flat, one short slope

Slinfold route map

Peaceful route taking in part of the Downs Link bridleway
Distance 2.5 miles
Terrain Flat, with stiles

Southwater route map

Explore the countryside around the village on this way-marked nature trail
Distance 2.8 miles
Terrain Undulating, long downhill section, no stiles

Steyning route map

This walk takes you through the Deer Park and past some of the lovely cottages and houses in Warnham village
Distance 2.6 miles
Terrain Gradual incline with a few stiles

Warnham route map

Longer walks

For something more challenging, view the Horsham Riverside Walk route. This 13-mile circuit around Horsham Town takes in a number of historic sites and our parks and countryside.

See Horsham District's history first-hand with Horsham Museum and Art Gallery's self-guided heritage trails. Each trail is dedicated to a different area of the District and includes sites of special interest and stories from all eras of the area's past.