We have some of Britain’s most spectacular countryside on our doorstep, and it’s waiting to be explored. That’s why, in collaboration with The Ramblers Association South West Sussex Group, we’re organising the first ever Chichester Waking Weekend.   

Covering the magnificence of the South Downs National Park, stunning stretches of coastline, the natural beauty of Chichester Harbour and, of course, the historic Roman City of Chichester itself, our jam-packed programme of guided walking events offers something for all ages and abilities, there’s even a ‘wheel, walk and stroll’ for those less mobile. Many events are free of charge, but registration in advance is essential. 

A taster of what's taking place is below, or search by day to see full details and booking information: 


  • West Marden to Forestside, Artist-led workshop on a walk, 4 miles (7.30am)
  • Ramblers - Iping Common Walk, 8.3 miles (10am) FULLY BOOKED 
  • Tillington River Rother Walk, 3 miles (10.30am) 
  • Amberley Village Walk, 4 miles (10.30am) 
  • Chichester Tour Guides - Guided Walk in the footsteps of travellers and pilgrims, 1 hour 45 mins (10.45am)
  • Halnaker - Goodwood Country Park Woodland walk, 7 miles (2pm) FULLY BOOKED
  • Mulberry Divers Marine Life Walk, Selsey (11am)
  • Chichester Tour Guides - Highlights Evening Walking Tour, 1 hour 30 mins (5.30pm)


  • Ramblers - Eartham Woods to the Downs, 8 miles (10am) FULLY BOOKED
  • Weald & Downland Living Museum - guided stroll around the Museum parkland, 2 miles (10am)
  • Ramblers - Linking the countryside to the City, 9 miles (10.15am) 
  • The Novium Museum - Roman Chichester Walk, 1 hour (11am)
  • City Walk and Pub Lunch with Hornet Alehouse, 4 miles (11am)
  • All Aboard, 2 miles (2pm) 


  • Discover Medmerry East, 4.5 hours (9.45am) 
  • Ramblers - Trundle and Kingley Vale, 8.5 miles (10am) FULLY BOOKED
  • Wheel, Walk and Stroll, 6 miles (10am) FULLY BOOKED
  • Weald & Downland Living Museum - guided stroll around the Museum parkland, 2 miles (10am)
  • Ramblers - Around Thorney Island, 9 miles (10.15am) FULLY BOOKED
  • Chichester Tour Guides - Sunday Highlights Walking Tour, 1 hour 30 mins (11.30am)
  • Sidlesham Heritage Trail, 3 miles (2pm)