West Sussex is a county with lots of natural beauty and if you looking for spectacular views over the South Downs National Park, while out dog walking then you’re in the right place. Whether you want a short or long walk its worth going into the Sussex country side just for the views.
The choice for you and your pets is endless and walkies has never been so enjoyable. From the South Downs to some great National Trust gardens – there’s plenty of choice. So let’s start with some super dog friendly walks that your best friends will love.
Whether you’re walking your own family pet or own a dog walking and pet sitting business in Chichester or the surrounding area then you’re in luck. Why not visit:
- Beautiful beach
- Long or short work with a swim and some fish and chips.
- Parking is £6 for all day.
- Lovely walk with beautiful views.
- You can do short walk or longer walks.
- Great for families too.
- Parking £3 unless you’re a national trust member.
- Woolbeding Estate is a hidden countryside gem, situated in the South Downs National Park near historic Midhurst.
- The walk starts in the heart of Midhurst and takes in the beauty of Woolbeding Parkland. Follow the River Rother, edged with ancient trees. Pass a plantation of whispering poplars and hear the sounds of the weir before returning to Midhurst’s main street.
- The walk may be started at either Benbow Pond or The Cowdray Farm Shop & Café.
- This is a charming woodland circular walk from an absolutely delightful
Hamlet hidden in the woods.
- The pub is tiny and full of character with old framed deeds on the walls and other icons
from a line of tenant publicans with fishing and other country interests.
- There are no nettles on this walk but you need stout sensible shoes or
- Your dog will love this walk too.
- The walk begins at the car park beside the Duke of Cumberland pub in
Henley W.Sussex, off the A286 between Haslemere and Midhurst,
Postcode GU27 3HQ.
- Benbow Pond is a circular walk of approximately one mile and starts at the pond,
- The Queen Elizabeth Oak, and the Cowdray QE2 Jubilee Lime Avenue before returning to the start point.
- Great walk, beautiful in spring and summer when the bluebells are in full bloom.
- Mostly uphill but some lovely circular routes. Beautiful views all year round of the local area.
- Park in the layby at the bottom and then use the bridleway to access a network of paths to explore.
- Bested Brooks is a 19 hectare site comprising 3 fields alongside the north-east bank of the Aldingbourne Rife, between the road bridges in Rowan Way & Shripney Lane in North Bersted, Bognor Regis, West Sussex.
If that isn’t enough then why not try these:
- West Dean Gardens (Chichester) and Borde Hill Gardens (Haywards Heath) – both welcome dogs on leads.
- The National Trust also allows dogs in the grounds of a number of their stately homes and gardens including Nyman’s in Handcross and Standen House situated in East Grinstead.
- Whiteways Woods in Arundel.
Dog Friendly places to rest and eat
We at Scamps and Champs now assume that you and your fully exercised dog are now ready for some refreshment and a sit down. Walkies is fun but the pub at the end of the line is a welcome break. Why not try these:
- Highdown Tea Rooms allow dogs and even stocks doggy ice cream!
- The Black Rabbit in Arundel. Why don’t you relax before undertaking a thirty minute walk with your dog from the train station to the pub to grab a drink before heading off to explore the beauty of this historic market town.
- Berties of Arundel is the one stop for a slice of cake and a bowl of water after a lengthy walk.
- The Worlds End and The Swallows Return pub & restaurants both welcome dog
- The Bluebird café in Ferring is right on the beach front and is the perfect place for group or solo walking with your pets.
We hope that you enjoy the walk, pubs and pet friendly places across the West Sussex countryside. Please share your photo’s here and if you think that Chichester Scamps and Champs could offer their many dog-walking and pet-sitting service please do get in touch.