What to do in the South Downs

The South Downs has much to offer, with so many different ways for you and your family to enjoy a visit to remember.

Why not try one of our themed ideas for your visit? Indulge yourself with a short break that matches your own special interest or one that you have always thought about but never pursued.


You can experience the great outdoors with high-adrenalin activities such as paragliding or mountain biking.

Alternatively, you might prefer more relaxing activities like walking or horse riding.

There is an abundance of stunning scenery to enjoy and countless country pubs waiting to offer you a warm welcome and a bite to eat.

Family enjoying Open Access

To help you get the most from your visit we have collected information on over 150 attractions across the South Downs.

You can search these listings for scenic areas, outdoor activities and other attractions including historic buildings and museums.

Alternatively why not use our interactive map to discover more about the South Downs.