Activities

Salterns Way cycle route from Chichester to the coast

Chilgrove farm is situated right in the heart of the South Downs  and you will find lovely downland walks right on the doorstep of your bed and breakfast. The farm is within an easy walk of both the South Downs Way and the Monarch’s Way long distance footpaths and the area around the farm is criss-crossed by bridleways and footpaths.

Walking

Chilgrove Farm nestles in a quiet and picturesque valley beneath the South Downs, on the West Sussex and East Hampshire border, within an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The farm is Ideally located for walking and cycling and is a haven for wildlife. Buzzards, barn owls and deer are frequently to be seen on the farm and the surrounding South Downs are rich with wild flowers and butterflies. Within easy walking distance are both the South Downs Way and the Monarchs Way long distance footpaths and the whole area has many lanes and bridleways.

Descriptions of 3 walks from the farm can be found here.

Cycling from Chilgrove Farm bed & breakfast

Cycling

The South Downs National Park is is a great area for mountain biking and Chilgrove is ideally located for off road enthusiasts. The area is criss-crossed by bridleways and the South Downs Way national trail is easily reachable from the farm. More about the trail and a downloadable guide are available here. If you are a beginner who would like to give mountain biking a try or if you cycle off road but are not sure about navigating the area yourself guided mountain Bike rides are available.

Please note that both the routes described on our “walks” section can be cycled as well as walked.

WaterSports

Chichester Harbour offers a great a range of water sports opportunities, including wind surfing, paddle-boarding, dinghy sailing, sea kayaking and canoeing.

Creative Courses

There are a number of creative courses available in the local area. Visit the following links for more information:
West Dean College short courses
Weald and Downland Open Air Museaum
Nancy Goodens courses at Artworks