Walking in Chichester

Walking is a great way to get around Chichester. Not only is it good for you, but it's good for the environment too. Most places in Chichester are easily accessible on foot. In this section of the website you can find information about walking in and around Chichester and links to maps of major walkways and rambling routes.

Walking from Roussillon Park

Below is a list of locations within a short walking distance from Roussillon Park.

Chichester Town Centre

The town centre is best accessed by leaving the site using Broyle Road. You then arrive at Northgate where a subway takes you across to North Street. The footpath alongside College Lane is narrower, darker and adjacent to the carriageway, making it less attractive.


St Richard's Hospital

St Richard's Hospital is a medium-sized District General Hospital. It has approximately 400 beds including 6 ITU beds and a High Dependency Unit, and Accident & Emergency. Recently, the Chichester Treatment Centre was opened, which seeks to speed up the treatment of patients on a day care basis. The hospital can be accessed directly through Graylingwell Park by using Connolly Way and Graylingwell Drive.


University of Chichester

Located about ¾ mile south of the site on College Lane. There is also a bus service that runs from the Univeresity site to Bognor Regis that can be used by residents.


Local Shop

At west end of The Broadway is a local foodstore with Post Office facility (1/4 mile).


Chichester Festival Theatre

Positioned in the beautiful surroundings of Oaklands Park, Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the United Kingdom's flagship theatres, with a dazzling international reputation for producing a wide range of theatrical productions, from musicals and comedies, to classic drama and innovative new writing.


City Walls Walk

The historic City of Chichester dates from Roman times. The Roman walls and streets define the shape of the town. They date back to the third century AD. Today the Walls we see are medieval but built on the Roman foundations. They still can be walked after nearly two thousand years. The distance around is one and a half miles (2.4 kilometres) and you can take a leisurely stroll around them in less than an hour. Enjoy the splendid scenery and interesting views from these...


Centurion Way Railway Path

A route between Chichester and West Dean following the line of part of the disused Chichester to Midhurst Railway. The route is linear and is 5 miles (8 km) in length. The route starts at Chichester (near to Bishop Luffa school) and finishes at West Dean. There is a downloadable PDF leaflet of the route available on the West Sussex County Council's website link below.

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Chichester Tree Trail

This tree trail of about 1.5 miles has been devised to introduce both visitors and residents to some of the interesting trees within Chichester's city walls. There is a downloadable PDF leaflet of the route available on the West Sussex County Council's website link below.

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Downs Link

The Downs Link route is a 37 mile (59 km) waymarked level route, open to walkers, horse riders and cyclists. It links the North Downs Way at St Martha’s Hill, Surrey with the South Downs Way near Steyning, West Sussex. There are downloadable PDF leaflets of the route available on the West Sussex County Council's website link below.

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Monarch's Way

See the website link below for a downloadable PDF leaflet of the whole route. The Monarch's way is Britain's second longest signed walking trail. A total of 610 miles (982 km), this historic route uses footpaths and bridleways to follow Charles II's escape route after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. For 6 exciting weeks, and hotly pursued by the Parliamentary forces under Oliver Cromwell, the king travelled first north, then south, through the Cotswolds and...

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Serpent Trail

The name of the trail reflects the serpentine shape of the route which snakes for 64 miles (108 km) through the beautiful heathland landscapes of West Sussex. Waymarked by Serpent Trail discs, the route showcases the work of the Sussex Wealden Greensand Heaths Project and highlights the outstanding landscape of the greensand hills. View the website link below for a downloadable route.

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South Downs Way

A linear walk of 101 miles (160 km). Designated in 1972, this National Trail is marked with the Acorn logo and says 'South Downs Way'. It cuts across the classic British scenery of the South Downs. A full

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Walking In...Chichester

All the information you need to get walking in the beautiful Sussex countryside including printable downloads.

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Chichester Info Walks

We are always on the look-out for more tried & tested walks around the Chichester area. If you enjoy a particular walk around Chichester, the surrounding towns or villages, around the harbour or walking over the South Downs please email us with details of your route & we will do our best to include it on our website.

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Chichester Harbour Conservancy Walks

Walking around Chichester Harbour is always a joy. There are over 90km of public rights of way through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many of these paths run right along the shoreline giving fantastic views of the water. Others cut across farmland and through the picturesque harbour villages. See our website to download descriptions of walks, the full details of which can be downloaded as PDF documents.

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West Sussex Walking Guides

Guides of popular walks in and around West Sussex.

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Canals and Rivers Walks

Our cherished network of 2,000 miles of canals and rivers flows through the most beautiful countryside and vibrant cities that England and Wales have to offer. Easily accessible and free to explore, they are the ideal destination for boaters, anglers, walkers, cyclists and people looking for a fun day out in the fresh air.

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West Sussex Council Walks

With some of the most beautiful countryside in England, West Sussex is one of the most wooded counties in the country. 80% of the county is rural and over 50% of it is designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you want a stroll by the sea, a wander in the woods or a hike over the Downs, there are plenty of routes to explore.

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The Chichester Walkers and Cyclists Meetup Group

Chichester Walkers (now renamed as "Chichester Walkers and Cyclists") is now into its 4th. year and since its inception has grown to a membership of over 200, with average attendance of around 15 - 20 per walk. Members are mostly from West Sussex and Hampshire but are welcomed from any area. We enjoy a variety of activities now, but our focus remains on walking, cycling and exploring our beautiful part of England. We shall continue to enjoy the occasional sausage or curry...

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The Ramblers in West Sussex

Friendly sounding branch of the Ramblers, who stress that the most important thing is to enjoy each others' company. You can see how you like the Ramblers by joining them for 3 walks before you have to sign on the dotted line.

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Arun-Adur Ramblers

Our main goal is to organise and lead group walks safely. We also enjoy a variety of social events and some of our members give their time freely to monitor and maintain local stiles and footpaths that allow access to the local countryside for all walkers. Our membership area is between the rivers Arun and Adur in West Sussex and includes Storrington, Ashington, Littlehampton, Angmering, Rustington, East Preston, Worthing, Findon, Sompting and Lancing. If you enjoy country...

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B-Footloose

Bespoke and tailor-made walks both guided and unguided here in the downlands and beautiful countryside of West Sussex.

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Bognor Regis & District Rambling Club

We are a small, friendly group of people who enjoy walking in the West Sussex countryside. Walks are normally on Sundays and are between 8 to 12 miles long following public footpaths and bridleways. We normally meet at 09:20 a.m. either at Chichester or Barnham railway station car park and leave at 09:30 as a group to the walk location. This helps those without a car; passengers are asked for a small contribution to the petrol costs.

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Mid Sussex Ramblers

The Mid Sussex Ramblers (MSR) are the Mid Sussex Group of 'the Ramblers' Britain's foremost walking charity. The Group was formed in 1973 and currently has over 500 members. We offer a varied programme of walks throughout the year to suit all ages and walking abilities. Walks are arranged on most Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Bank Holidays, with half day walks of 3 to 6 miles and, for the more energetic, all day walks of 10 to 12 miles. During summer months members...

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South West Sussex Rambling Club

Our group offers a programme of regular organised walks so that you can enjoy the pleasures of our countryside and good company. You are welcome to join any walk without becoming a Ramblers' Association member, but you would be expected to join if you continue to walk with us.

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Sussex Pathfinders

We are an independent club of around 200 local people who share a common interest in walking for pleasure in the Sussex countryside. We usually have an all-day circular walk, typically of 9 - 11 miles, every Sunday all year round and shorter half day walks on most summer Saturdays and some winter Saturdays.

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