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Henfield Village and Common Heritage Trail

A view of the Downs Link bridleway from Blackhorse Farm

Start point

Coopers Way car park, Henfield

BN5 9FE

Walking level: Easy

Distance: 1.5-2.25 miles depending on route

Refreshments: There are plenty of coffee shops and pubs on the High Street

Toilets: Public toilets in High Street

Dogs: Please keep dogs on leads and clean mess up.

Two options for the route:

  • Trail a): A mixture of tarmac, crushed stone and grass. 2.25 miles.
  • Trail b): A mixture of tarmac and crushed stone. Length 1.5miles.

Henfield village has unique shops, old inns and historical and quirky houses. A network of twittens and character streets criss-cross the area, making it the perfect place for a heritage trail.

A village fair has taken place on the Common (so called because it is 'common land' governed by ancient law) since at least 1647, and continues bi-annually.

Here's what's in store on the village's heritage trail:

  • George Hotel and Greenfield House
  • Lavender, Providence and Stipenhoke cottages
  • Reed bed and woodland
  • Henfield Common
  • Cricket Club, Memorial Field and Stone
  • The Lydds and downland views
  • The Mill house
  • Borrer Bank, King James Lane
  • Potwell, The Tanyard
  • St Peters Church
  • The Cat House, St Peter's Cottage and Reeve House
  • Pinchnose Green, Martyn Lodge
  • St Anthony's Cottage, White Hart, Plough

The Hidden Henfield website contains a lot more information about things to see and do in Henfield, its retail shops, coffee houses, historic pubs and the history of Henfield including Henfield’s own Museum.