Local Walks

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


Woodland Wander

4.2mi / 6.7km

A walk from the village onto Angmering Park and return. Good for dog walkers. No stiles. This walk is lovely in the heat of summer as it meanders through the cool woodland. Some parts can be muddy in winter. The tracks are mostly wide but uneven underfoot in parts.

Map & guide to Woodland Wander walk


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