National Trust Gardens in East Sussex

National Trust Gardens in East Sussex

Sheffield Park is a magnificent landscaped garden laid out in the 18 century by 'capability' Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20 century by its owner, Arthur G Soames. The centrepiece is the original four lakes.

There are dramatic shows of daffodils and bluebells in spring, and the rhododendrons, azaleas and stream garden are spectacular in early summer. Autumn brings stunning colours from the many rare trees and shrubs …perhaps the best time to visit?

Details at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden

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Sheffield Park Gardens – Sussex – England
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Relax at Chanctonbury Ring in West Sussex

Relax at Chanctonbury Ring in West Sussex

Chanctonbury

Originally a small hill fort in a commanding position – so you can enjoy fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. Pottery found and carbon dating on an animal bone suggest the fort was built in the early Iron Age, but some Bronze Age pottery has also been found.

The site is well known due to the beech trees, planted in 1760 by Charles Goring. They subsequently became a famous landmark, however, the Great Storm of 1987 destroyed most of them. The replanted trees are doing well.

If you walk on the South Downs Way – one of 17 national trails – you will pass Chanctonbury Ring. It is 242 metres above sea level. It is only 3 miles from Steyning & 15 miles from Brighton

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This historic Sussex building is well worth a visit!

This historic Sussex building is well worth a visit!

One of England's most important early Tudor houses – Cowdray in West Sussex was partially destroyed by fire in 1793. Its magnificent ruins in the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. It was so important it was visited by both Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry VIII.

Open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from Saturday 30th April until Sunday 4th September 2016. 11 am – 4 pm with last entries at 3 pm.

Admission for adults: £6.50.

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Cowdray is near Midhurst, within easy reach of Steyning!

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Have you ever gone hiking on the South Downs?

Have you ever gone hiking on the South Downs?

The South Downs National Park is one of 15 in the UK. You can walk the length of the Downs on the South Downs Way – a long distance footpath – but there are many, many other well signposted public footpaths and bridleways that you could explore too

The long distance South Downs Way runs within a mile of Steyning. Unusually this section of the path is by a river.

The Monarch's Way also runs close to Steyning – said to be used by King Charles 2nd in the 17th century, when he was escaping to France

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Join an International Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week

Join an International Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week

Tuesday 26 – Sunday 31 July, 2016

Don't miss this annual event at the fascinating Arundel Castle in West Sussex: Experience the thrill of the renowned Arundel International Jousting Competition, as revered knights from around the world gather to test their chivalry and skill at mounted combat in full plate armour.

Set within an authentic medieval style encampment, with the knights and men-at-arms of Raven Tor, Distant Trumpets Story Teller and the musicians of Rough Musicke, this is a unique week-long tournament.

The thrilling tournament will be accompanied by have-a-go archery and a host of craft displays and entertainment.

Details about this & other events at http://www.arundelcastle.org

Arundel is a lovely small town – well worth a visit!

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Arundel is a half an hour drive from Steyning.

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A great place to visit with children!

A great place to visit with children!

Drusillas Park in East Sussex is is widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country and they’ve created an animal and child friendly, family environment where the focus is always on involvement.

Details at http://www.drusillas.co.uk/

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Eat out at the White Horse Bar in Steyning?

Eat out at the White Horse Bar in Steyning?

The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill has a rather expensive restaurant but you can have cheaper dishes in the bar.

I tried a meal there on my last visit to Steyning and really enjoyed it – good quality tasty food at an acceptable price….

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

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Visit this small peaceful nature reserve. Free admission!

Visit this small peaceful nature reserve. Free admission!

Woods Mill has lots of wildlife with coppiced woodland, meadows and a reed-fringed lake. There is an all-weather path around the reserve and boardwalk across lake and reedbed. There is also a hide for birdwatching, and a wildlife garden.

The nature reserve is the headquarters of Sussex Wildlife Trust and an environmental education centre, with lots of events and courses throughout the year. As this is an educational nature reserve no dogs are permitted.

Woods Mill Countryside Nature Reserve. Shoreham Road, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9SD

Details at http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/reserves/woods-mill

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Woods Mill is just a couple of miles from Steyning in West Sussex

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Enjoy art? Visit the Downland Art Society summer exhibition!

Enjoy art? Visit the Downland Art Society summer exhibition!

Held at the Norfolk Centre in the beautiful setting of Arundel in West Sussex, the first exhibition of the year takes place in spring and is followed by another one in late summer.

These are always popular with locals and visitors to the area due to the consistently high standard of work produced by the society. The work of several of their artists has become collectable and they have established quite a following locally.

Works can be purchased on the day of your visit and they have a selection of un-framed originals for ease of transportation by overseas visitors. There is always something new to see as works are replaced as they are purchased.

The Downland Art Society subjects cover familiar landscapes and seascapes, people and animals – in oil, watercolour, acrylic and pastel.

When: Friday 19 August – Friday 26 August 2016
Where: The Norfolk Centre, Arundel, BN18 9PA

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Arundel -in West Sussex – is a half an hour's drive from Steyning.

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Temperatures will reach 29 degrees in Steyning this week

Temperatures will reach 29 degrees in Steyning this week

Warm enough for a dip in the sea?

The Sussex coast is just 6 miles from Steyning at Shoreham by Sea. Drive there or catch the number 2 bus!

It will be far quieter than Brighton (10 miles away).

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