Tasty food at the traditional Fountain Inn

Tasty food at the traditional Fountain Inn

This West Sussex inn is a wonderful example of the great traditional English pub with wonky floorboards, inglenook fireplaces and the heart warming smell of home cooking wafting in from the kitchen …

Whether you want a light snack or something more substantial I recommend the Fountain. Eat outside in their garden on warm summer days!

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Ashurst is a small village a couple of miles from Steyning and within easy reach of Brighton

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Ever visited Steyning & the South Downs?

Ever visited Steyning & the South Downs?

The small town in the distance is Steyning in Southern England & the hills beyond are the South Downs – now part of the South Downs National Park.

This photo was taken after walking for just 20 minutes from Rosebud Cottage in Steyning. Walk further and you can join the South Downs Way – a national trail.

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Steyning is within easy reach of Brighton

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Another lovely picture of the Seven Sisters in East Sussex

Another lovely picture of the Seven Sisters in East Sussex

The Seven Sisters cliffs run between Seaford (near Brighton) and Eastbourne in southern England. They are in the South Downs National Park.

Follow the South Downs Way along the top of the cliffs … it’s a lovely walk… the best known in Sussex. Start walking from Exceat, Birling Gap or Eastbourne.

What I like about this picture is the sheep in the foreground. You often see sheep on the South Downs

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Stunning chalk cliffs at Seven Sisters in Sussex. But beware of falling rocks if you walk underneath it!

Take a walk along Brighton seafront

Take a walk along Brighton seafront

You’ll find plenty of interest including this curious sculpture…

Brighton – in south east England – is the most popular UK seaside resort for overseas visitors.

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Steyning is at the foot of the South Downs National Park and 10 miles from Brighton.

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Pimms O’Clock at the ‘Shepherd & Dog’?

Pimms O’Clock at the ‘Shepherd & Dog’?

This Sussex pub is sure summer is on its way – so has started serving Pimms!

Pimms is a brand of fruit cups, but may also be considered a liqueur. It was first produced in 1823 by James Pimm. Usually served with mint & fruit slices as in the photo. Always available at Wimbledon!

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The pub is a 15 minute drive from Steyning or a long walk over the hills! It’s one of my favourites in the lovely village of Fulking just below the South Downs ….

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Reasons to visit Steyning, near Brighton

Reasons to visit Steyning, near Brighton

Its great location at the foot of the South Downs National Park!

You can enjoy fantastic scenery close by. There are many well sign posted footpaths leading on to the hills.

Chanctonbury Ring

In the photo you can see the South Downs Way and Chanctonbury Ring: This is a large Bronze Age hill-fort, with far ranging views from the north edge of the South Downs across the Weald to the North Downs. There are views of the sea to the south and lines of sight to other prehistoric landmarks. Ancient tracks, round barrows and cross-dykes surround the site. Well worth a visit & just a 3 mile walk from Steyning …

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Learn to kitesurf near Brighton? Or just relax on the beach!

Learn to kitesurf near Brighton? Or just relax on the beach!

A relatively new sport that first gained popularity in the late 90′s, kitesurfing is a mixture between windsurfing, surfing, wake boarding and power kiting. Different size kites allow you to kite surf in various wind strengths. The lighter the wind, the bigger the kite and in stronger winds smaller kites are used

Courses are held at the South Coast’s premier kitesurfing location – Lancing Beach in Sussex, one hour from London, twenty minutes from Brighton. The shallow flat water and prevailing cross onshore winds provide perfect conditions for novices

Details at http://www.brightonkitesurfandsupacademy.com/

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Steyning is in West Sussex at the foot of the South Downs National Park & is only 6 miles from the beach at Lancing

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Is this the best time of year to visit English gardens?

Is this the best time of year to visit English gardens?

I think English gardens are especially lovely in May and June. My favourite Sussex gardens are Denmans near Fontwell (originally designed by John Brooks) and West Dean Gardens (near Chichester)

The stunning Skyliner rambling rose in this photo is at Rosebud Cottage in Steyning – a beautiful holiday let which sleeps 3. It's still available for 5 nights at the end of June 2016!

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Steyning is in West Sussex at the foot of the South Downs and just 10 miles from Brighton.

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Afternoon tea anyone? Try the Steyning Tea Rooms & the Cobblestone Walk Tea Rooms in Sussex!

Afternoon tea anyone? Try the Steyning Tea Rooms & the Cobblestone Walk Tea Rooms in Sussex!

Afternoon tea, is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition. Whilst the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third century BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife, it was not until the mid 19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared.

Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around 4 o'clock in the afternoon. She asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit and she began inviting friends to join her.

This break for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880's upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o'clock.

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Both Steyning tea rooms are within a 5 minute walk from Rosebud Cottage in Steyning & within easy reach of Brighton.

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