Walks in the Sussex countryside with a pub

To be honest, we’re spoilt for wonderful dog walks in the beautiful rolling Sussex countryside. On the doorstep of The Fountain in Ashurst, you can stroll across stunning fields, woodland full of blue bells, or walk down by the river Adur and connect up with the Sussex Downs Link at nearby Henfield or Partridge Green. South of The Fountain, you’ll find the small town of Steyning where you can also link up to popular the South Downs Way.

Fountain Inn Pub and River Adur River Circular

Estimated time: 2 hour 15 minutes
Estimated distance: 10 km

This is a lovely circular from the Fountain Inn in Ashurst in West Sussex. The route passes through fields and lanes, passing the village church and then skirting the nearby village of Partridge Green. The trail goes on to join a short section of the Downs Link and then follows an embankment alongside the River Adur on the return leg.

The route is relatively flat, with just a few gentle slopes, and the paths are a mixture of field paths, bridleways, quiet lanes, and riverside embankments.

Some of the field paths can get very muddy after wet weather and during the winter months so good qualities wellies are recommended.

There are several gates and stiles on route, although all of the stiles have open fence surrounds making them relatively easy for dogs to pass through although. A few of the fields may be holding cattle so please do take care with dogs and keep them on a lead when they are in the fields.

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Bluebell woodland near The Fountain Inn, Ashurst, West Sussex

Ashurst Adur River Trail walk

Estimated time: 1 hour
Estimated distance: 5 km

This is a lovely circular from the Fountain Inn in Ashurst in West Sussex. There’s beautiful rural scenery through farmland and river views up to the downs.

It’s peaceful walk that’s not on any major routes so you may only seeing a few other walkers. While walking you’ll get to see lots of Sussex Wildlife such as  deer, heron, buzzards and bags of scenery. Some of the fields may be holding cattle so please do take care with dogs and keep them on a lead when they are in the fields.

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