Healthy walks and cycling


Many areas in West Sussex have a programme of walks for people of all abilities. Horsham District Council coordinate a programme for the Horsham district which you can find on the Horsham District Council website.

If you would prefer to walk on your own, there are 15 self-guided walks on the Horsham District Council website (new window).

Walking is a great way to be active. There are so many places to walk across West Sussex, from the flat promenades of the coastal towns to the more challenging ups and downs of the South Downs National Park (new window). It’s a low-cost exercise which everyone can enjoy … just find yourself some appropriate footwear. If you are in the Steyning area, the Visit Steyning website has lots of information on local walks.

The Walking for Health website (new window) has more helpful information on walking, including a local 'Walk Finder'.

The Sussex Wildlife Trust (new window) is responsible for many volunteer programmes which operate in the county.  Their website has details of these schemes, which include regular activities in local parks.


Cycling is also a great way to be more active and social. A range of guided and self-guided options are available.

The Horsham District Sports Development website (new window) gives details of the Horsham District Health Rides which are free social rides for starter-level cyclists. A great way to improve your cycling ability, socialise with others and develop new skills. You don’t need to be an Olympian, just in possession of a working bicycle with the ability to ride.

All rides will be led by experienced volunteer ride leaders. There will be a choice of two regular routes, including a 6km Shelley route and a longer two to three hour ride along the Downs Link.

Other useful links

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