– footpaths galore
The South Downs Way (10 mins) may be the celebrated trail of the National Park, but in reality, it is criss-crossed with puiblic footpaths. Walking in this beatiful countryside is nothing but a pleasure, but stopping at one of the Downland pubs on the way back, is so much more than that!
– lots nearby
In fact, there are three pubs within easy walking distance, which makes Ditchling not quite as remote as it first appears. The Bull (Ditchling) maybe the people’s favorite, but The Royal Oak runs it a close second. The Jack & Jill is a mile in the other direction – a good excuse for a walk?
– & cafe society
You can also walk to Middle Farm, which houses a fantastic Farm Shop and as it happens, the National Collection of Cider (200+ varieties). Cafe society is also well represented by not just one, but three Tea Rooms close by. One (The Beanstalk Cafe), is quite amazingly, just ten minutes walk away!
– around the Corner!
We are also lucky to be able to walk to two of Sussex’ most popular visitor attractions; Charleston Farmhouse (of Bloomsbury Group fame) is a 20 minute walk, as is the lovely village of Firle, which along with a well-stocked village shop, hosts Firle Place, a beautiful and historic country house.
Wonderful beaches are around 20 minutes drive – in really beautiful countryside. Remember tide times though! It’s more fun when the tide is low.
There is masses to do across a wide range of activities, from extremely hearty to much more relaxed. Click the link for some opportunities.
A land of tea rooms & coffee houses. Walk 10 mins to Firle Place & Middle Farm, 15 mins to Beanstalk, & 35 mins to the licensed cafe at Charleston.
Sussex is the hub of the UK’s burgeoning wine presence. There are some lovely estates. Talk to us about bike routes, a fun, safe, tasting method!