Do visit The Urchin Inn if you enjoy shellfish!

It’s their speciality…

15 – 17 Belfast Street, Hove, BN3 3YS

Post by Jenny at http://www.steyningcottages.co.uk

Steyning is 10 miles from Brighton & Hove.

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Inside this inconspicuous little pub are wonderful foodie things…

Review: The Urchin Pub, Hove | Shellfish & Craft Beer | Foodie Eshé
The Urchin in Hove distinguishes itself by serving solely shellfish and an exhaustive selection of craft beer from around the world.

Norman Church in Steyning

Norman Church in Steyning

Explore Norman History!

St Andrew and St Cuthman’s Church in Steyning was built by the Normans in the 1080’s.

The size of the church is an indication of Steyning’s importance. It was a major town in early Sussex. Admire the wonderful dog toothed decoration on the Norman arches inside the church!

Go down Church Street off Steyning High Street to find this church.

Rural Steyning is 10 miles from Brighton

 

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Ever wanted to try gliding? Visit the Southdown Gliding Club

Ever wanted to try gliding? Visit the Southdown Gliding Club

Gliding lessons can be taken in Cootham, Sussex all year round on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

The First Lesson

After a ground briefing you will be aero-towed to 2,500 feet, then the instructor will explain the action of the controls and guide you through some simple manoeuvres for a flight lasting approximately 20 – 30 minutes. You will receive a signed certificate to commemorate your flight!

Steyning is 10 miles from Brighton & a 20 minute drive from Cootham.

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Wander round the streets of Steyning!

Wander round the streets of Steyning!

Visit the museum and Norman Church

Founded in the eighth or ninth century and an important town by the 11th & 12th centuries, there is plenty of interest for anyone who enjoys history and architecture.

Call in at the local museum in Church Street & you receive a warm welcome from the volunteers there.

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

 

St Leonards Church near Arundel

St Leonards Church near Arundel

This picture shows the beautiful church of St Leonard in South Stoke village, near Arundel, West Sussex.. It was recorded in the Domesday Book – a great land survey from 1086, commissioned by William the Conqueror – when the village was named as “Stoches”.

To find the church head for Arundel then travel down Mill Road until the road ends in a t-junction. Turn left, following the signpost to South Stoke. Go beyond the entrance to the farm and turn left with the road – the gate to the church is down a (signposted) short pathway to the right, about one hundred yards further on. Well worth finding!

South Stoke is about a half hour drive from Steyning and close to the South Downs.

Safari Trips in wild Sussex!

Safari Trips in wild Sussex!

Knepp Safaris

This enterprising company offer half day trips round their estate near Dial Post. Your safari will take you to the current ‘hot spots’ of natural interest.

You’re likely to see at least some large herbivores – longhorn cattle, Exmoor ponies, Tamworth pigs, red and fallow deer – as they roam freely in large herds through the Wildland. Birds are also present in huge numbers all year round.

You will check trail cameras for our more secretive residents like foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, weasels and stoats; and stop for a species count at some of their wildlife ‘refugia’ for slow-worms, grass-snakes, toads, field-mice and voles. Spectacular tree-platforms offer panoramic views and a close-up of life in the canopy.

You can travel in an open-sided 14 seater Pinzgauers for larger groups or an open air all-terrain 5-seater Kawasaki,. Mule. Halfway through your safari they stop for coffee, tea and their popular organic homemade cake!

Steyning is just a 16 minute drive from Knepp Safaris (& within easy reach of Brighton)

The most spectacular medieval festival in the UK!

The most spectacular medieval festival in the UK!

Medieval Joust

The Loxwood Joust takes place at the enchanted Loxwood Meadow in the heart of the West Sussex countryside…This annual event takes place in mid August every year

You can buy tickets at the gate

You’ll find the festival at RH14 0AL on the B2133 road between Loxwood and Wisborough Green, 4 miles from Billingshurst.

Steyning is 10 miles from Brighton & within easy reach of Loxwood.

More than 5000 years of history at Cissbury Ring!

More than 5000 years of history at Cissbury Ring!

Cissbury

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Just north of the coastal town of Worthing, Cissbury Ring is one of the jewels in the crown of the new South Downs National Park. It’s the largest hill fort in Sussex and has a history dating back over 5,000 years.

Set high up on a chalk promontory, its ditch and ramparts enclose about sixty-five acres. From the top on a clear day you can see forever:  Enjoy views across to the chalk cliffs beyond Brighton and as far as the Isle of Wight.

Centuries of continuous grazing have produced a marvellous habitat for butterflies and flowers. Rare plants such as the round headed rampion, known as the ‘Pride of Sussex’, thrive here. If you want to walk, fly a kite or just enjoy some spectacular views Cissbury has it all.

During spring and autumn you can see a wide variety of migratory birds as Cissbury is one of the first coastal landing points after their long flight across the channel.

It’s just a 4 or 5 mile walk from Rosebud Cottage in Steyning!

 

 

Have you ever visited Lancing's Widewater Lagoon?

Have you ever visited Lancing's Widewater Lagoon?

You can see the lagoon just beyond the footpath – this beautiful, coastal nature reserve is one of Lancing's hidden treasures, situated a short stroll along Lancing seafront, between Beach Green and Shoreham Beach.

As seasons change throughout the year, you will discover a rich diversity of birds that rest, migrate and reside here. Watch the Little Egret wading through the shallow waters with its elegant, crested plumage, listen to the haunting cry of the Oyster Catcher or simply sit and watch the Swans as they glide serenely by.

All around the banks of this saline lagoon, you can enjoy the colourful plants and flowers that thrive in shingle and coastal grassland. Rabbits run free from the banked bracken and bats fly silently when the sun has set.

Post by Jenny at http://www.steyningcottages.co.uk

The lagoon is about 6 miles from Steyning.

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Herbaceous borders at Parham House Gardens

Herbaceous borders at Parham House Gardens

Herbaceous heaven!

The herbaceous borders at Parham are really exceptional. There are such great colour combinations of tall perennials. You can also visit the glasshouse, the vegetable garden, an orchard and a 1920’s Wendy House.

The house and gardens are open from April to October. They have a great plant shop and cafes too. It’s one of my favourite places to visit locally.

Location

Parham House and Gardens are near Storrington in West Sussex, 9 miles from Steyning. It takes about 20 minutes to drive there. You can also catch a no 100 bus.

Opening Times

The gardens usually open in the afternoons from Easter Sunday until the end of September on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays & Bank Holidays.  In October they open on Sundays only.

Check current details on their website at Parham House Gardens