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Distance from the South Downs Way: Four miles

Pulborough is a large village located on the edge of the South Downs National Park in the heart of West Sussex. It first came to prominence in Roman times as a fording place over the River Arun, being on the route of the ancient Roman road Stane Street, which runs from Chichester to London.

It sits near the confluence of the River Rother and the River Arun, looking southwards towards the South Downs over the flood plain of the tidal Arun. It’s perhaps best known for being home to the Pulborough Brooks RSPB nature reserve, which is well worth a visit.

Getting Here & Home Again

By Train & Bus

Pulborough is very well connected by train, with a railway station with direct trains to London Victoria (75 minutes). There are regular bus services to Petworth, Midhurst, Storrington, Steyning & Worthing.

By Car

Pulborough is very easy to reach by car, as it’s located on the A283 running from east to west and the A29 from north to south. There are two pay and display car parks and limited on street parking.


There are three pubs in and around Pulborough, as well as a number of independent shops, several banks and a couple of supermarkets.

Want to visit Pulborough on your next trip to the South Downs?

Join us on one of our guided walks today!