Local Attractions - Cocking, West Sussex

Listed below are just some of the local attractions found near the village of Cocking, West Sussex.

The South Downs Way

The South Downs Way

“The Downs… too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness, if only they would look”

Virginia Woolf, diaries

The South Downs Way is one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales and was the first bridleway National Trail in England. It is also the only National Trail to lie entirely within a National Park.

Stretching from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester in the west, first capital of England, through to the white chalky cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head at Eastbourne in the east, almost all of its stunning 160 kilometre length is blissfully off-road.

Cowdray Estate, Midhurst, West Sussex

Cowdray Estate, Midhurst, West Sussex

Holistic Estate which cares about the land.

Cowdray Estate on the outskirts of Midhurst, including Cowdray House & Gardens, Shooting, Golf Club and Cowdray Park Polo Club is set in outstanding countryside.

Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex

Petworth House and Park Petworth, West Sussex

Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe and nestled in the South Downs, Petworth House displays the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust.

Petworth House sits in 700 acre park and is one of the finest unspoilt examples of an English landscape park designed by Capability Brown. It is also home to the largest and oldest herd of fallow deer in England.

Hollycombe Steam in the Country, Liphook, Hampshire

Hollycombe Steam in the Country, Liphook, Hampshire

Britain’s largest collection of working steam

Situated on the Hampshire and Sussex border, Hollycombe is far more than just a working steam museum, it’s a place where the past comes to life. From the atmosphere of our traditional fairground, to riding on our steam railways, or wandering through the woodland gardens, there’s something for all ages.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, West Sussex

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, West Sussex

“We are an independent Museum, we rescue and conserve historic buildings, we teach traditional trades and crafts to ensure their preservation and we share the untold stories of rural life and those who lived it in the South East of England”
– Simon Wardell, Museum Director –

Come and discover rescued rural homes and buildings set in a beautiful landscape in the South Downs National Park. Our collection tells the stories of the people who lived and worked in rural South East England over 1,000 years.

West Dean Gardens & College, West Dean, West Sussex

West Dean Gardens & College, West Dean, West Sussex

West Dean, near Chichester is home to the Edward James Foundation known for the College which specialises in conservation, arts and crafts, and for its beautifully restored Gardens which are open to the public.

Goodwood Estate, Goodwood, West Sussex

Goodwood Estate, Goodwood, West Sussex

Goodwood offers a variety and unique mixture of activities. Goodwood House the home of the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, horseracing including the famous Glorious Goodwood event, motor sport with both the world renowned Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, other activities include flying and golf.