Near Steyning you’ll find perhaps the most famous landmark on the South Downs: Chanctonbury Ring, a clump of trees planted on the remains of an Iron Age fort. South of here is Cissbury Ring, an Iron Age hill fort with breathtaking views across the downs to the coast.
The chalk downland and the nature reserves of Lancing Ring and Mill Hill are home to a range of wildlife including wildflowers like orchids, speedwell and musk thistle, rare butterflies like the adonis blue and birds like kestrels and skylarks.
Explore the historic market town of Steyning, with its medieval and Tudor buildings, and the pretty villages of Findon, Bramber and Washington clustered on the downs. You’ll also find traditional country pubs and inns serving well-kept beers and good food.