Upper Beeding offers a small, convenient range of shops, pubs and restaurants, with a post office, pharmacy, hairdresser and newsagent within a few minutes walk from the Park.
Bordering Upper Beeding is the pretty village of Bramber, featuring the 15th century St. Mary’s House and the ruins of Bramber Castle. The castle was built soon after 1066 and the flint construction is reflected in the church and housing along the high street. It is a beautiful, peaceful place to spend a sunny afternoon, a popular spot for a picnic.
Just over a mile away, Steyning can be reached by road or cross-country. Here you will find a variety of supermarkets, shops, pubs, restaurants, banks, tea rooms and gift shops, the newly opened health centre and pharmacy, and Steyning leisure centre with its 25m swimming pool.
The South Downs Way and Monarch’s Way long-distance footpaths run through the parish, making the area popular with walkers, cyclists and equestrians. The Downslink footpath is another popular off-road route, linking Guildford and Shoreham via disused railway lines.
For more information about the local area – history, what’s on, and places to go, visit http://www.steyningsouthdowns.co.uk