The Best Walks to Explore in Chichester

The Best Walks to Explore in Chichester

Nestled in the heart of West Sussex, Chichester is a charming town that particularly attracts young and growing families, thanks to its slower pace compared to city life, and breathtaking natural landscapes. For young families seeking to embrace the beauty of the countryside while enjoying the convenience of urban amenities, Chichester offers an ideal setting for a new home. Located near Wings Wood, a development of brand new two and three bedroom houses in leafy Woodgate, residents have access to lots of scenic walks that embody the beauty of the rolling Sussex countryside.   


Chichester City Walk  

Firstly, the Chichester City Walk is a must-do for visitors and locals alike. This 2-mile walk takes you on a scenic tour of the city's historic landmarks, including the iconic Chichester Cathedral, ancient city walls, and bustling market squares. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Chichester as you explore its quaint shops, cafes, and lively cultural scene, making it the perfect outing for families of all ages. 


Chichester Canal Walk  

For something that ticks all the boxes when it comes to a family walk (dog included), meander along the tranquil waters of the Chichester Canal with the 4.25-mile trail. Beginning at the historic Basin Lock, this picturesque route takes you through serene countryside, past lush green fields and meandering waterways teeming with wildlife. Kids will love this entirely flat walk spotting swans, herons, and potentially some playful otters as parents soak in the peace and natural beauty of this waterside walk. 


Chidham Village Walk

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a visit to the picturesque village of Chidham, just a short distance from Chichester. Explore winding country lanes, ancient woodlands, and quaint thatched cottages on a choice of two scenic routes: a gentle 2.5-mile stroll or a more challenging 5-mile hike. With its timeless charm and unspoiled natural beauty, Chidham offers the perfect backdrop for a family adventure in the countryside. 


Church Norton   

Discover the untamed beauty of the South Downs National Park with a walk around Church Norton, located near the scenic coastline of West Sussex. Choose from two routes: a leisurely 1.5-mile jaunt around the tranquil Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve or a more challenging 4-mile trek along the windswept shores of Selsey Bill. With its sweeping views, rugged cliffs, and abundant wildlife, Church Norton is a haven for lovers of the great outdoors. 


St Roche's Hill  

For panoramic views and invigorating hikes, head to St Roche's Hill, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the South Downs. Choose from a range of trails that wind their way through ancient woodlands, lush meadows, and fragrant orchards, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Whether you opt for a gentle 1.5-mile ramble or a more challenging 5.75-mile trek, St Roche's Hill promises a memorable day out in nature for the whole family. 

From historic city streets to tranquil countryside paths, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this charming corner of West Sussex. For young families considering a move to the area, Chichester provides the perfect blend of idyllic surroundings, great schools, and convenient amenities, making it an ideal place to call home. 

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