Comfort Inn Arundel
Arundel, EN BN17 7QQ
Phone: (44) 1903 840840
Fax: (44) 1903 849849
With panoramic views of the English Channel, 18 holes across two challenging courses, and a well equipped club house, the Worthing Golf Club is every golfer's dream come true. The courses are located on the slopes of the South Downs, which are within the new South Downs National Park. Although a private membership club, individual visitors are welcome to the course and club house on paying the applicable fees, and societies are offered attractive group packages. Apart from this, the club also hosts several golf competitions that are open to non-members. The club has a strict dress code that must be adhered to at all times by guests and members alike. Breathtaking views of the courses and the city beyond make the Worthing golf club an ideal location for weddings and functions. Complete event planning services are available, with options tailored to suit most budgets.
The vast expanse and the dense forests filled with a variety of wildlife is welcomed on any given day. Pulborough Brooks are a true retreat that way. Situated in the Arun Valley and located in close proxilmity to the Arun river, the brooks are a Site Of Special Interest. The marshland is frequented by various birds like lapwings and red shanks the flooded meadows are a home to ducks, geese and swans. Fully equipped with a visitor's center and a cafe, this place is great for a day trip with the family. They provide various guided walks or you can just use one of the trails all by yourself.
Goodwood Country Park is a vast area of woodland with some intersection of open grasslands. The park is on the way of the Monarch's Way long-distance walking path and there are also several shorter routes that run through the park. The park is great for some outdoor adventure or just a family picnic.
The Pagham Harbor has been designated a local nature reserve and is of special interest to avid nature lovers. The wetlands provide an ideal habitat for several species of water-birds, rare plants, butterflies and wildlife all year round. Most of the reserve can be viewed from viewing platforms and hides placed at various locations. Guided tours, picnic spots and trails are available. The visitor's center provides a self-service hot drink dispenser and light snacks, binocular rentals, and informative materials. An educational center is located nearby that provides a space where curriculum tailored sessions can be held for a maximum of around 30 students. Several educationally oriented events are also organized regularly. Whether you are a nature enthusiast or simply someone who wants to get away from hectic city life, this lush green habitat teaming with life is the perfect place to go.
Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve is a natural nature reserve filled with ancient trees and rare wildlife that makes it a thrill to venture into and explore. Covering a massive area of 160 hectares (400 acres), it is covered with large grasslands interrupted with woods. The reserve is popular for its twisted and ancient Yew trees that can be spotted on various trails here. It has a grove of trees which are considered to be the oldest in Britain. There are a number of bridleways and walks that you can take through the wilderness with the main path taking you through the grove up a mild hill. The walk is not an easy one, but is well worth it. You might also spot various cultural remains in the woods belonging to the Iron Age and the Roman Era.
The lagoon itself is a shallow windsurfing lake, suitable for beginners. There is also the Hove Lagoon Watersports centre which runs courses in sailing and windsurfing, operates powerboat and inflatable banana rides and various group and corporate events. When you reach a higher standard you can have a try on the sea behind the Lagoon. There is a smaller boating lake with rowing boats hired by the half hour from the cafe next door and a large children's play area, paddling pool and putting green. Further along the seafront are public tennis courts.
Established in 1887, this remains a members club and is actually on land that is owned by the club members. Membership is obtained by way of a proposal system so unless you already know a member you will have to pay a green fee and then get to know people in the clubhouse after your round. There are a ladies section, a Veterans section (over 60s) and a Junior section (under 19s) taught by the club's resident professional Phil Bonsall. There are competitions throughout the year that encompass all sections. As the course is high on the South Downs there are very few days in the year when it is unsuitable for a round. There are a range of membership fees.
Laden with hair grass, heather and surging pine trees, Blackdown's magnificent landscapes have inspired many, including the renowned poet Alfred Tennyson himself, whose house was situated here. It is the highest hill in Sussex, and walking through its tranquil meadows and woodlands is a gratifying experience. A part of this site is also used for conservation grazing with the intention of maintaining and regenerating open spaces.
Known for its magnificent walkways, the Serpent Trail is a huge footpath located in the Sussex region of England. Spanning across a region of 64 miles (103 kilometers) the walkway is a circular region and is known for its beautiful structure and shape. Coiled in a circular path the footpath is frequented by walkers, nature lovers, cyclists, runners, et al. Make sure you take a walk down this coiled trail that connects Haslemere to Petersfield.
The footpath of Sussex Border is a magnificent footpath that measures a massive length of 273 kilometers (170 miles). This really long footpath finely connects the two destination points of Thorney Island and Rye in South England. The length of the prime footpath is approximately 222 kilometers (138 miles). The remaining portion of 53 kilometers (33 miles) is referred as the Mid Sussex Path. The path is utilized for hiking all through the year. The highest elevation of the footpath rests at about 3,130 meters (10,270 feet).
Chichester Harbour is a natural harbor along the coastline of the city of Chichester. Managed by the Chichester Harbor Conservancy, this site is a water-sports lover paradise with activities including sailing, dinghy racing, yacht marinas and also can indulge in fishing. If you enjoy bird-watching, then you will be pleased to see the varieties of birds and taking a guided bird walk and boar trips through the coast. Check the website for more.
Broadhalfpenny Down has been the home ground for several first-class games hosted by Hambledon Club between 1753 and 1781. These matches would usually feature a team from Hampshire country. Broadhalfpenny Down's earliest use as a venue for a key cricket match dates back to 1753 when a match was played between Surrey team and Hambledon team. It is wrongly called 'Cradle of Cricket' since it served as the home ground for Hambledon Club in the 18th Century. However, the game dates earlier than the 18th Century. It remained unused for most part of the 19th Century. Since 1998, several improvements at Broadhalfpenny Down have made it accessible for ladies, disadvantaged and young players.