Healthy walks

Man and woman walking

Healthy walks provided by Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC)

The Park Rangers at MSDC run a free programme of Healthy Walks across the District. The walks are designed to help you get fit, explore new areas of the beautiful Mid Sussex countryside and to help you get to know other like-minded people in a safe and supportive environment. 

Walking is a great way to be active. There are so many places to walk across West Sussex, from the flat promenades of the coastal towns to the more challenging ups and downs of the South Downs National Park. It’s a low-cost exercise which everyone can enjoy, just find yourself some appropriate footwear.

Who are they suitable for?

For anyone with an interest in walking, the outdoors, getting fit or meeting new people. The walks run at different levels to suit your needs and fitness levels.

Where and when?

Check the Healthy Walks page on the Mid Sussex District Council website for details of the programme and other walking support services.

How much?

These walks are free.

Useful websites

  • The Walking for Health website provides further information around walking and how it can help to support good health
  • The Sussex Wildlife Trust website is useful for anyone interested in volunteering within their local parks and being with nature. The Sussex Wildlife Trust operate a number of projects across the county.
  • The Mid Sussex Ramblers offer a varied programme of walks throughout the year to suit all ages and walking abilities. Walks are arranged on most Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Bank Holidays, with half day walks of 3 to 6 miles and, for the more energetic, all day walks of 10 to 12 miles. During summer months members enjoy Wednesday evening walks of 3 to 5 miles.

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