The village of Compton, pictured above, lies in magnificent downlands with superb views and walks all around. The village has its own pub and shop/ tea room; there are also lots of pubs with great food in nearby downland villages. The West Sussex Falconry is in the village and National Trust Uppark House is 3 miles north.
From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover 1,600km2 of breathtaking views and hidden gems. A rich tapestry of wildlife, landscapes, tranquillity and visitor attractions, weave together a story of people and place in harmony. The South Downs Way, which is a short distance from Compton, is one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales and was the first bridleway National Trail in England. It is also the only National Trail to lie entirely within a National Park.
Chichester, Goodwood and Surroundings
The roman city of Chichester with its magnificent cathedral, cobbled streets and renowned Festival Theatre is 10 miles away. Bosham, where King Canute reputedly showed his courtiers that he could not control the waves, is on the Chichester estuary which has an abundance of wildlife, sailing and sporting activities. There are lovely beaches at Hayling Island and West Wittering. Fishbourne Roman palace; NT Hinton Ampner; West Dean arts crafts centre; Cowdray Park for polo; Goodwood for Glorious Goodwood, the Festival of Speed and the Revival; Fontwell; Historic Portsmouth with HMS Victory and other naval attractions including a second world war submarine; and Gun Wharf Quay are a short drive.