Introducing Pulborough

Pulborough Train Station Photo © Stephen Craven (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Perched at the northwest point of the South Downs National Park, this is a large village in the Horsham District of West Sussex.

Many of its occupants are London commuters, as it’s is just 50 miles from the capital and has a well-served railway station.

Pulborough Brooks © Stefan Czapski (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Pulborough Bridge Photo © Nigel Cox (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Key landmarks of Pulborough

The village is home to the South Downs Light Railway, which has steam- and diesel-powered trains running regularly throughout the summer months, and occasionally during the winter.

In woodland a mile to the northwest, you’ll find Park Mound, the earthwork remains of an 11th century motte-and-bailey castle.

In addition to the highly acclaimed county-competing Pulborough Cricket Club, and one of the fastest growing angling clubs in the southeast, it offers some undeniably British annual events for visitors and residents to enjoy:

On August Bank Holiday, the Duck Race takes place at the recreation ground. Organised for charity by the local duck race society, the event features a beer tent, a BBQ, and activities for children as well as racing ducks!

The village is also the place to witness a 12-hour lawn mower race, put on annually by the British Lawn Mower Association. Around 56 teams take part each year to race the magnificent garden-trimming beasts around a hay-lined track – complete with pits, paddocks and a stewards’ zone.

Pulborough is just one of the places covered by the free Sussex Local magazine delivered by hand, by local people, every month. The Pulborough edition of the magazine not only covers the village of Pulborough itself but also the following surrounding villages:

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