Petworth Park is one of those great places where you can walk as much or as little as you like. Our walk takes you from the north car park at the northern end of the park off the A283 London Road, mainly around the perimeter of the park, across the back of Petworth House and round the Pleasure Gardens before heading back to the car park. It’s just under 5 miles and a mixture of hilly rises and flat walking.
Most of the pathways are well trodden and drain well meaning it’s not too muddy on the beaten track even in winter. If you are not feeling energetic enough to do the full walk it’s easy to see the pathways to take to cut it down a bit.

There are some fabulous views towards the north and south downs as well as plenty to look at, and the trees and ponds etc will keep kids busy for ages. As an active deer park you are assured of seeing herds of these beautiful animals so make sure to keep dogs under control.

As Petworth House and Park are run by the National Trust parking is free for members and just £3 per day for others. There are a number of good pubs in the Petworth area and we have included links for four of them below. On the outskirts of the park, you find the Stonemasons Arms on one side and The Horseguards in Tillington on the other. If you venture into Petworth itself, you will also find the Angel Inn and The Star amongst other options.