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Rewarding rewilding in Sussex

This summer, we’re heading out around the UK with director, filmmaker and environmentalist Jack Harries, discovering the best wild adventures Britain has to offer.

For our second wild weekend, we hopped on a train and headed for a part of Sussex that feels wonderfully remote even though it’s only an hour from London. Resisting the rolling downs and stunning coastline the county is famous for, Jack pitched up at Wilderness Wood; an incredible community project created to help people live and learn in a different way. Any plans to explore further were swiftly scuppered once Jack settled into his new treehouse home and got to work in the woods.

See how he gets on in the video, and find guides and inspiration for your own wild weekends below.

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Coastal walks in Sussex you don't want to miss

There’s around 140 miles of coastline to this southern county – and many more treks to take through the salty sea air. Join us on a little tour of the Sussex coastline, as we show you a few of our favourite walks.


Five woods to visit next time you're in Sussex

Sussex is actually one of the most wooded areas in the country. So whether you’re solo voyaging, heading down as a couple, bringing the kids or going as a group of friends, there’s something for everyone.

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Meet the owners: the couple who created an amazing community woodland

Would you go on holiday to work? What if we’re not talking about taking your laptop, but helping to manage a beautiful woodland and being part of a unique community? That’s what’s on offer when you visit Wilderness Wood.


Glamping places near vineyards in Sussex

This beautiful county accounts for a whopping quarter of the UK’s total wine production and with over fifty vineyards, there’s usually a unique Canopy & Stars place to stay in close proximity to the award-winning grapes.


Six Sussex stays accessible by train

From bustling Brighton and the rolling South Downs to iconic clifftops and sweeping sandy beaches, Sussex is the perfect destination for a Wild Weekend. Even better, it’s easily accessed via train, especially from London, thanks to its prime spot in the heart of the south coast.

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