Find Out More

More information about many of the points visited on the trail may be found in these short histories compiled by Pat Nightingale of Beeding and Bramber Local History Society.

History Society

Beeding and Bramber Local History Society meets monthly from September to April in Beeding and Bramber Village Hall, presenting a range of talks on different aspects of local and Sussex history.

The society’s members have produced some excellent books. In particular Beeding – History of a Village, currently in its third edition, is probably the most helpful resource to begin going deeper. The book may be purchased online from Steyning Bookshop.

Local Museums

Steyning Museum and Horsham Museum both keep extensive archives relating to the history of the area.

On the Web

British History Online is an excellent online resource with numerous articles about the village, many of which are from the Victoria County History series.

The West Sussex Record Office has made many records available online, and may also be visited in person for further study.

Listed buildings may be searched online via Historic England or British Listed Buildings.

Other Walks

This trail is just one of a series of Horsham District heritage trails.

The South Downs Way and Downs Link footpaths both pass close to Upper Beeding.

Steyning & District Community Partnership has information about other walks in the area.