Weald & Downland Living Museum site view spring

Walking Weekend (Ticketed)

Saturday 07 September to Sunday 08 September 2019
Please arrive by 9.45am for a 10am start

Join Richard Pailthorpe, former Museum Director, on a guided two-mile stroll around the Museum parkland which will include the coppiced woodland and the adjoining boundary with West Dean Park. The Museum site forms part of the 19th Century eastern landscaped parkland created by the James family. The walk will explore areas that are not usually accessible to Museum visitors. Participants will learn about the development of the Museum from when it was founded in 1967 and the history of the surrounding landscape over the last 2000 years, taking in some spectacular views along the way. In general the walk will be relatively easy going along established footpaths, however, please note there is one small uphill section. Dogs on a lead and all ages welcome.

There are two dates available to book, each walk will last approximately 2 hours:

  • Saturday, 7 September – 10.00am start
  • Sunday, 8 September – 10.00am start

Please meet your guide, Richard Pailthorpe, in the courtyard area outside the Museum gift shop/main entrance.

Our Waterside Cafe will be open from 9am for those who wish to arrive earlier, why not grab a cup of tea or even a tasty breakfast beforehand?

Please make sure you book your tickets online.

Booking information

£5 each to include 50% discount for return visit to Museum.



Participant information

Please wear sensible and sturdy shoes to walk in, some paths at the Museum are uneven. The walk is approximately 2 miles.

Part of Chichester Walking Weekend