Exploring the Area
We are incredibly lucky to have some of the most beautiful countryside in England on our doorstep. Situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park, Titty Hill is a haven for walkers, runners and cyclists.
It's not just about nature though, there's something for everyone, from motor racing to horseracing, and wine tasting to foraging, not to mention award-winning pubs and restaurants. Here are a few of our favourites...
There are numerous beautiful trails right on our doorstep which are suitable for walking, running and cycling, although some spots can be a bit muddy during the winter months. There are several round walks which can be done from here taking in stunning viewpoints, pubs, and foraging. The cabins each have maps and books which detail these trains which you are very welcome to borrow (and return) during your stay.
The Serpent Train runs directly through Titty Hill. It is Stage 5 of the trail, which is 7.8 km or 4.8 miles long Download the map here: The Serpent Trail
The pretty market town of Midhurst is just a short drive away (around 5 miles). It's one of the few remaining towns which is still home to independent stores, including a traditional butcher, baker and greengrocer. There are lots of independent cafes too, and West Street at the top of the high street has several interiors and antique shops which are worth a visit.
The Cowdray Estate, with its instantly recognisable 'estate yellow' paintwork is the home of British polo. Hosting over 400 matches a year, including the Veuve Clicquot Cup, it's well worth a visit, if not just to wander around the grounds and old ruins. You can download a walking map from the Cowdray website here.
Cowdray also has a lovely farmshop and cafe which offers a great brunch and delicious cakes.
Goodwood, home to flagship events including Festival of Speed, Qatar Goodwood Festival and The Goodwood Revival is just 13 miles away. These events are booked months in advance, so the chances are you already have tickets, and are looking for a bed for the night.
In addition to the events, Goodwood also has an excellent golf course, spa, farmshop and several restaurants of note.
The pretty town of Petworth is just 12 miles away. It is reputed to be the only place outside London to boast more than 30 art and antique dealers within a one-mile radius. It is the location of the 17th century stately home Petworth House (National Trust) and Petworth Park which also has some lovely walks.
There are some lovely shops, cafes and restaurants in and around Petworth, and you can easily spend half a day here.
The list is endless, so here are a few favourites...