Local Walks

The walks listed here can be undertaken from the village itself, without the need to drive anywhere.


Poling Church

3.4mi / 5.5km

A nice flat walk that follows public footpaths through sections of Rustington and Ham Manor golf courses, before arriving at the 11th century St Nicholas Church in rural Poling – look out for the grave of famous cricketer Colin Cowdrey. The route then returns to the village through open farmland.

Map & guide to Poling Church walk


Local Lanes

3.3mi / 5.3km

A mostly flat walk along peaceful rural lanes and across fields, but with occasional gradual inclines, including one fairly steep (but short) hill up Selden Lane. It’s a stroll suitable for any time of year and has one stile.

Map & guide to Local Lanes walk


Decoy Ponds

2.8mi / 4.5km

A pleasant stroll across open farmland, past scenic ponds and through some woods, before heading back towards the village centre on footpaths skirting fields.

Map & guide to Decoy Ponds walk


Cow Lane

2.7mi / 4.3km

A walk for any time of the year along an ancient byway and back via a poplar-lined path to the centre of the village passing the pick-your-own fields on the right.

Map & guide to Cow Lane walk


Angmering Ramble

5mi / 8km

An undulating loop that starts on quiet country lanes before climbing through a forest to the top of Highdown Hill, and then descending back to the village with splendid views of the coast and downs.

Map & guide to Angmering Ramble walk


Woods and Ponds

5.4mi / 8.7km

A walk comprising a good mix of woodland and open landscapes, showcasing some of the best scenery the immediate local area has to offer, and reasonably flat throughout.

Map & guide to Woods and Ponds walk


Highdown Sunset

3.9 mi / 6.3km

Although this walk can be enjoyed any time of day at any time of year, it’s particularly special on a summer’s eve with the sun going down (aim to start walking about an hour before sunset). It takes you on a loop around Highdown Hill, with spectacular views pretty much the whole way.

Map & guide to Highdown Sunset walk