The local parish of eight churches (the Octagon Parish) has established a long circular walking route using existing footpaths and bridleways to link all the villages together. This is called the Octagon Way and is about 18 miles long.
There are also eight circular Octagon Short Walks of 2-4 miles each. Either way, the scenery is breath-taking. Many walks start from the Square in Compton.
Detailed information about these walks can be found in the Octagon Walks leaflet, which is available from local pubs, shops and churches. You can also download the walks by clicking the link.
Discover a picture perfect red brick mansion high on the crest of the Downs. A house with rich interiors and historic collections. A dramatic front lawn with space to breathe, to relax or have fun and take in the wide open skies and stunning views across the countryside to the sea.
A place of beauty and tranquillity in the rolling South Downs suitable to visit at any time of the year. The extensive grounds include a walled kitchen garden, rustic summerhouses, rare trees and shrubs, ornamental borders, a naturalistically-planted pond and the 300 foot-long Pergola. Round off your visit at the Gardens Restaurant and Shop for good home-made food and unusual gifts.
Discover upstairs-downstairs Stansted Park. Stansted Park overlooks the coast on the Hampshire - Sussex border from the South Downs National Park. The historic upstairs state rooms, chapel, and extensive real-life servants' quarters downstairs are open from April to September.
Goodwood is one of the world's most beautiful and prestigious racecourses. Steeped in a rich and glamorous history the Goodwood Estate has been home to the Dukes of Richmond for more than 300 years and uniquely combines a dedication to tradition with a calendar of innovative and exciting sporting and social events.