There are a lot of healthy outdoor activities to enjoy in Mid Sussex.


Get off the beaten track and explore miles of trails and bridleways that criss-cross the South Downs National Park and countryside.

Cycling safety

Please take a look for more information.

Local cycling trails

The Worth Way/Forest Way Country Park

The Forest Way and Worth Way have been created along disused railway lines - providing surfaced tracks for a leisurely bike ride.

More information:

West Sussex County Council
The Worth Way
Tel: 01243-777620

Tel: 01323-849371

The Forest Way leaflet

The South Downs Way

Between Winchester to Eastbourne. It’s the only official long-distance trail which has the status of a public bridleway. It follows a Stone Age flint trading route and provides some great off-road terrain.

More information:

The South Downs is managed by the South Downs National Park.

Deers Leap

Located south of East Grinstead. Deers Leap Park has 240 acres of dedicated mountain bike tracks of every grade from family-friendly trails to single track and north shore in the woods.

For more information take a look at the: Deers Leap website.

Haywards Heath

Please take a look at our Cycling around Haywards Heath leaflet.

Horse riding

Whether you are an experienced rider and enjoy a gallop on the Downs or prefer a quiet walk through the countryside - there are many bridle paths to explore.

Please visit the West Sussex County Council website for more information on available bridal paths.

Mid Sussex is also home to the famous All England Hickstead show jumping course.

Local riding stables

Albourne Equestrian Centre
Henfield Road, Albourne, BN6 9DE
Tel: 01273-832989

East View Riding Centre
Tanyard Lane, Danehill, Haywards Heath, RH17 7JL
Tel: 01825-740240

Clayton Hill Stables
Southdown Lodge, Clayton Hill, Clayton, Hassocks, BN6 9PQ
Tel: 01273-844120

Tremaines Riding Stables
Lewes Rd, Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, RH17 7DP
Tel: 01825-790501

Ditchling Common Stud
Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill, RH15 0SE
Tel: 01444-871900

Porches Farm Stables
Birch Grove Rd, Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 7BU
Tel: 01825-740644


Mid Sussex offers many quiet spots to go fishing.

Local fishing

Ardingly Reservoir
A 198 acre reservoir with pike and coarse fishing.
Tel: 01444-892549
Online: Ardingly Reservoir

Weirwood Reservoir
Excellent fly fishing in a beautiful country setting.
Tel: 01342-823462

For more information on fishing in West Sussex please visit Go-Fish.


Mid Sussex is home to some of the best golf courses in the south. Many with amazing views across the Sussex countryside.

Please take a look at Golf Courses in Sussex for more information.

Local golf clubs

Mid Sussex Golf Club
Spatham Lane, Ditchling, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 8XJ
Tel: 01273-846567
Online: Mid Sussex Golf Club

Cuckfield Golf Centre 
Staplefield Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 5HY
Tel: 01444-459999
Online: Cuckfield Golf Centre 

Singing Hill Golf Course
Albourne, Hassocks. BN6 9EB
Tel: 01273-835353
Online: Singing Hill Golf Course

Burgess Hill Golf Centre & Driving Range 
Cuckfield Rd, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 8RE
Tel: 01444-258585
Online: Burgess Hill Golf Centre & Driving Range 

Haywards Heath Golf Club
High Beech Lane, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1SL
Tel: 01444-414457
Online: Haywards Heath Golf Club

Lindfield Golf Club (formerly Paxhill Park)
East Mascalls Lane, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 2QN
Tel: 01444-484467

Last updated: 21 August 2023