West Sussex is a region situated in the south-east part of England. It is a relatively small region with a long coastline and many villages and larger towns too. It is situated close to London and the Gatwick Airport, making it a great starting point for a holiday.
In terms of the climate, it is very mild indeed. This boosts the agricultural potential of the region. It has a diverse history and a rich variety of things to do and places to go. There are forested plains called the Weald in the north of the county as well as Downs in the south. There are also many different nature reserves. Even the larger, more metropolitan towns in West Sussex are within reach of nature.
Staying in West Sussex is easy enough. There are hostels available in and near the larger towns and villages in the region, within reach of many of the activities and coastline of the area. You can also stay at one of the many B&Bs in the county, or at a hotel if you want to. From here, you can engage in a variety of activities.
For example, you can go bird watching at one of the many sanctuaries for birds in the region, such as the Pulborough Wild Brooks and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. You can also visit one of the many nature reserves that protect the downs, heaths, woods and shores of the region. All of these reserves have their own diverse flora and fauna populations.
Woodlands aren’t the only available locations either, as the Chichester Harbor Nature Reserve is on hand for you to see the protected mudflats (and even to go yachting if you want to). For the kids, the attractions lie in the form of farms where they can experience actual working farmhouses in the English countryside.
For the more adventurous traveller, you can see the whole of the region mapped out while flying over it in a hot air balloon. You can also go flying or hang gliding at one of the many such clubs in the area. If it is something more relaxing you’re after, visit the gardens such as High Beeches, or simply relax while walking around the South Downs and the Weald. Walking isn’t the only way to get around, either. Horseback riding and motorbiking are both viable ways of getting around in West Sussex.
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