Arundel – Just half an hour away!
Brighton and Sussex

Arundel – Just half an hour away!

I particularly recommend visiting the small town of Arundel –  a half an hour drive from Steyning.  This picturesque West Sussex market town is best known for its 11th century Castle and its Victorian cathedral. Do visit Arundel Castle and it’s attractive gardens. It overlooks the River Arun and was built at the end of the 11th century,…

Canal Trips Near Steyning
Brighton and Sussex

Canal Trips Near Steyning

Canal Trips run along the Wey and Arun Canal starting from rural Loxwood .. a half an hour drive from Steyning. They usually take between 35 mins and an hour and a half. These leisurely short cruises usually start in early April and run every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of…

South Downs Dew Ponds
Brighton and Sussex

South Downs Dew Ponds

South Downs dew ponds are lovely! You can find them wherever sheep and cattle traditionally went for summer grazing. Surviving ponds probably number at least 500 across England. Today they are often overgrown with their banks badly trampled by livestock. They have become picturesque havens for butterflies and romantic spots for ramblers enjoying a picnic….

The Best Pier in Sussex
Brighton and Sussex

The Best Pier in Sussex

The best pier in Sussex has to be Brighton Pier. It is one of five that are still standing and that you can walk along. British seaside piers date from the early 1800’s. Generations of holidaymakers and local residents enjoy visiting them. Brighton Pier Certainly the most popular pier in both Sussex and the UK…

Bramber and St Mary’s House
Brighton and Sussex

Bramber and St Mary’s House

Bramber and St Mary’s House Bramber and St Mary’s House are well worth a visit. The Village: Bramber is a pretty place just a mile from Steyning. It often wins ‘Britain in Bloom’ awards. You can enjoy some nature walks at Bramber Brooks. You will also find a pub and a Chinese restaurant!  Catch the…

Walks from Steyning
Brighton and Sussex

Walks from Steyning

Along Mouse Lane There is a great choice of walks from Steyning. If you would like a short easy walk head along Mouse Lane…. this runs from Steyning High Street to near Wiston House. It is just around the corner from Rosebud Holiday Cottage! There are several footpaths going off Mouse Lane which you can…

Gluten and Dairy Free Cakes
Brighton and Sussex

Gluten and Dairy Free Cakes

Gluten and dairy free cakes are on sale in Steyning High Street. Both Victoria’s Sponge and the Steyning Tea Rooms offer these. Non gluten and dairy free options are also available! I took the photo below at Victoria’s Sponge. There are new cakes to try each week. If you are lucky you may see Pumpkin,…

The Steyning Stinger Marathon Race
Brighton and Sussex

The Steyning Stinger Marathon Race

The Steyning Stinger is a multi-terrain marathon. It was first run in 2002 and usually takes place on the first Sunday of March each year. There is also a half marathon race. The 20th anniversary event is now due to take place on the 6th March 2022, with entries due to open in November 2021….

Steyning Farmers Market
Brighton and Sussex

Steyning Farmers Market

Steyning Farmers Market Steyning Farmers Market takes place in the High Street car park opposite the clock tower. Turn up between 9 a.m to  1 p.m on the first Saturday of the month. Local Produce This is a popular vibrant event. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on locally grown and reared produce. Vegetables,…