Steyning Lanes

Steyning Lanes

Wander round Steyning and you’ll find some lovely street names

Dog Lane, Mouse Lane and Sheep Pen Lane are among my favourites

Mouse Lane is just round the corner from Rosebud Cottage and goes to Wiston House and the South Downs. You’ll find a footpath on the left which can take you up to Chanctonbury Ring 3 miles away. It’s a steepish climb.

Sheep Pen Lane is just past the White Horse Inn and Dog Lane is a little further away – both are just off the High Street.

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Dog Lane – in my photo – dates back to the time when dogs pulled carts.. Now what are those cats doing there??


Steyning Steam Rally

Steyning Steam Rally

Steam engines, traction engines, vintage buses and the funfair can all be found at Wiston – a stone’s throw from Steyning.

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This annual event takes place just a mile from Rosebud Cottage. This year –  2017-  it is on the 8th and 9th July

Steam Rally Location

Off the Steyning Road – the A283 which runs from Shoreham to Storrington just north of Steyning. There is no access from Mouse Lane.


Buy your tickets at the gate on the day

£8 Adult

£6 OAP

£5 Children (5 -15 yrs)

Children under 5 yrs go free

More details here

Who is St Cuthman?

Who is St Cuthman?

St-Cuthman- Steyning-SussexSt Cuthman was an 8th century Saxon saint who settled in Steyning, and founded the first church. He is said to have been wheeling his invalid mother in a handcart when it broke. This was seen to be a sign from god that he should establish a church close by.

St Cuthman is depicted in three stained glass windows in St Andrew’s and St Cuthmans’s Church in Steyning, West Sussex. You can see him as a shepherd, as a builder and in the one in the photo with his mother in a handcart

You can also see a modern sculpture of St Cuthman’s was made to commemorate the millennium: he is looking across the road at his church.

The church built by the Normans in the late eleven hundreds was nearly twice the size of the present building. It had transepts and a much longer chancel than the present 19th century one, as well as two extra bays at the west end of the nave, where the 16th century flint chequer work tower now stands.

The earliest part that remains is that which now forms the chancel arch. The surviving bays of the nave arcade, built around 1170-1180, have truly wonderful carving on most of the arches and capitals, each one different, with no shortage of the customary zigzags and scallops as well as many less conventional motifs and designs.

Read more about Steyning

Read more about the church

Baloo’s Bistro

Baloo’s Bistro

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This  bistro  in Steyning High Street is one of my favourite local restaurants. They offer a 10% reduction to guests staying at Rosebud Cottage.

They have a very reasonably priced lunch; 2 courses for just £10! Wednesday evening is a special steak and wine night.

Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch 11 am till 2.30 pm
Dinner 5.30 till 9 pm
Sunday 11 am till 4 pm

Contact Details

76 High Street
BN44 3RD
01903 814319

Baloo’s Bistro



Have you tried the Upper Horseshoe walk from Steyning?

Have you tried the Upper Horseshoe walk from Steyning?

A wonderful walk from Steyning with fantastic views across the Sussex countryside..

Start by walking up Sir George’s Place in Steyning – just off the High Street. Turn right up a footpath when you see the tennis courts. Keep heading for the trees on the skyline. Once you approach the tress you will be able to enjoy magnificent views…

Bear left as you walk through the trees. When you leave the trees head along the footpath back down into the town. You will come into Newham Lane and later the High Street. The walk takes an hour to an hour and a quarter. wild garlic steyning sussex

I took the photo of wild garlic as I walked through the woods last weekend.



Where can you buy English apples?

Where can you buy English apples?

In Steyning just 10 miles from Brighton

Although there are many apple growers in the UK it can be difficult to find them for sale in shops. Head for the Sussex Produce Company in Steyning High Street where you will find them for sale

Just a few minutes walk from Rosebud Cottage

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Steyning is a great base for exploring Sussex and visiting Brighton.


Steyning Food and Drink Festival Every September

Steyning Food and Drink Festival Every September

Visit Steyning in September

Steyning Food and Drink festival takes place every September. There are events taking place locally throughout the month.

Find out more at

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Steyning is at the foot of the South Downs & just 10 miles from Brighton!

#foodie #festival #steyning

Reasons to Visit Steyning, near Brighton:

Reasons to Visit Steyning, near Brighton:

Explore Norman History!

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

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Rural Steyning is 10 miles from Brighton

#historic #architecture #churches #steyning

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