Worthing’s heritage receives an update of 5 new trails
Nature lovers and history fans can enjoy a summer boost thanks to the redesign and update of five of Worthing’s heritage trails that highlight some of the area’s best assets.
Time for Worthing has worked in partnership with local historian Chris Hare to update the existing network of natural and cultural heritage sites.
The five new trails – funded by Worthing Borough Council with some additional sponsorship for the Worthing Town Trail from the Rotary Club – are set to be unveiled by Adur & Worthing Councils chief executive Catherine Howe and Cllr Rita Garner, Cabinet Member for Culture & Leisure, tomorrow (Friday, 11am) at The Highdown hotel, on Littlehampton Road.
The new trails starting and covering locations
- Highdown Gardens and Hill
- Tarring village
- Cissbury Ring
- Worthing town centre
- Pier, parks and seafront
The new trails, which include advice about suitability for those with access requirements and mobility needs, have all been given a modern twist as maps of the networks will be available digitally via Issuu on the Time for Worthing website from Friday, July 1st.
Extra information on the trails
Free-of-charge printed leaflets will also be available from Worthing libraries including Central Worthing, Broadwater, Durrington, Findon and Goring, as well as from the Visitor Point at the Coastal Office on the promenade from the end of July.
Information includes distance of the routes, the duration of walks, as well as information for people with mobility requirements. Cllr Rita Garner said: “Worthing is a wonderful place that is full of history. We are very lucky to have so much natural beauty and diversity all around us.
“We want to open up our wonderful heritage to as many people as possible by promoting Worthing’s proud history and showing off our hidden gems. These trails also promote health and wellbeing by encouraging people to explore the outdoors and exercise in natural surroundings.”