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