Our small home town, Horsham, in West Sussex, is known for its picturesque countryside and stunning scenery. This place is a walker’s paradise, with so many lovely walking trails to explore. Whether you are a regular walker or a novice, Horsham’s walking trails have something for everyone.
In today’s blog post, we will be sharing our 5 favourite walks in Horsham. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the town’s outdoors.
Situated in Lower Beeding near Horsham, Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is a stunning estate that offers a fantastic day out for families, walkers and nature enthusiasts. The estate’s landscaped gardens are a joy to explore, with winding paths and shaded walks that lead you through woods and magical waterways. The estate is also home to various wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled for deer and foxes as you walk around.
Southwater Country Park is a beautiful green space located just a few miles southeast of Horsham. The park is an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll or a picnic with family and friends. It features lovely lakes and ponds, woodlands, and wildflower meadows, and there are many walking trails to explore, so there’s no excuse to stay indoors. Kids and dogs are welcome, and there are plenty of benches and picnic tables dotted throughout the park.
Warnham Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife lovers and is situated just a few miles south of Horsham. The reserve is home to several species of birds, butterflies, and waterfowl, all calling this place home. The walking trail meanders around a beautiful lake that is home to a variety of ducks and swans and is ideal for birdwatching. The reserve also has a well-stocked pond where fishing enthusiasts can indulge in their hobby.
St. Leonard’s Forest is a vast expanse of woodland situated just south of Horsham. It offers walkers a myriad of walking trails, from family-friendly strolls to more challenging hikes. The forest is home to various wildlife, wildflowers, and birds, so keep an eye and ear out for elusive animals such as badgers, foxes, and tawny owls. Discover dragon-filled myths on a range of open paths & trails starting from Roosthole car park.
Chesworth Farm is a working farm situated on the outskirts of Horsham, which has several miles of waymarked walking trails that loop around fields and take walkers along the beautiful River Arun. This walk is ideal for families and dog walkers and leads you through some lovely countryside and pastureland. Visitors can also see the adorable free-roaming cows and sheep, admire the beautiful views across the fields, and breathe in the fresh countryside air.
Horsham is a perfect spot for walking enthusiasts, nature lovers and families who want to experience nature. Our five favourite walks offer something for everyone, from wildlife-watching at Warnham Nature Reserve to exploring St. Leonard’s Forest, walking around Chesworth Farm, and wandering through Leonardslee Gardens and Lakes.
So what are you waiting for? Head out into the Horsham wilderness and enjoy the stunning countryside walks our hometown has to offer.