Heritage Trails – three new local trails launched

These three new trails are set to demonstrate the hidden gems of our villages – all easily accessible.   They are part of a project promoting 20 district-wide heritage trails,  headed up by the Horsham Rural Towns Community Partnerships Forum – of which Steyning & District Community Partnership is part –  and massively supported by the Horsham Museum and local history societies.  Funding to make it all happen was generously awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Our three local trails are aiming not only to welcome visitors to our area, but also to encourage residents to find out more about their own locality.   There are so many interesting places to discover and –  within some of the trails – flora and fauna too,  which sometimes even those living locally are not aware;  history and nature just round the corner.  Add to that some delightful eateries to enjoy refreshments,  either before setting off or on return from your outing.  Or, if you are visiting from afar,  why not make a stayover in our historic area, so you can enjoy all the trails !

Discover the hidden heritage of Steyning, Bramber & Upper Beeding utilising these three glorious new trails.  Each one highlights the different history of each area.

Walking through Steyning’s Past

Steyning with its High Street and surrounds jam packed with wonderful old buildings and stories of days gone-by.  This trail is a historical delight.

A Walk in the Adur Valley

Bramber, a major port in the old days – along with Steyning –  still boasts the magnificent ruins of Bramber Castle,  built by William de Braose in around 1070.  Remains of the thriving salt industry, that was once a major industry in the area, will also be found.

Upper Beeding

Upper Beeding is where the troubled history of Sele Priory unfolds;   plus, in the late 11th century, it also once formed part of a turnpike road that connected London to this area.  Learn more of its history,  as you enjoy the trail.

Once you have enjoyed our trails, there are 17 more still to visit !   Go to www.horshammuseum.org/learn/heritage-trails and see the list of  these others, all available in the Horsham district.

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