Worthing's trailblazing heritage

Released: Thursday, 23 June 2022

Nature lovers and history fans will enjoy a summer boost thanks to the redesign and update of five of Worthing's heritage trails that highlight some of the area's best-loved assets.

Time for Worthing has worked in partnership with local historian Chris Hare to update the existing network of natural and cultural heritage sites.

The five new trails - funded by Worthing Borough Council with some additional sponsorship for the Worthing Town Trail from the Rotary Club - are set to be unveiled by Adur & Worthing Councils chief executive Catherine Howe and Cllr Rita Garner, Cabinet Member for Culture & Leisure, tomorrow (Friday 24th June 2022, 11am) at The Highdown hotel, on Littlehampton Road.

The trails start at and cover:

  • Highdown Gardens and Hill
  • Tarring village
  • Cissbury Ring
  • Worthing town centre
  • Pier, parks and seafront

The new trails, which include advice about suitability for those with access requirements and mobility needs, have all been given a modern twist as maps of the networks will be available digitally via Issu on the Time for Worthing website from Friday, 1st July 2022.

Free-of-charge printed leaflets will also be available from Worthing libraries including Central Worthing, Broadwater, Durrington, Findon and Goring, as well as from the Visitor Point at the Coastal Office on the promenade from the end of July.

Information includes distance of the routes, the duration of walks, as well as information for people with mobility requirements.

Cllr Rita Garner said:

“Worthing is a wonderful place that is full of history. We are very lucky to have so much natural beauty and diversity all around us.

“We want to open up our wonderful heritage to as many people as possible by promoting Worthing's proud history and showing off our hidden gems. These trails also promote health and wellbeing by encouraging people to explore the outdoors and exercise in natural surroundings.”

Photo: Worthing heritage trail leaflets

PR22-108 - Worthing heritage trail leaflets

(PR22-108)

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Page last updated: 23 June 2022

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