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Chichester to Petworth

View this route on our Interactive Discovery Map

Start: Chichester
Finish: Chichester

With your Discovery ticket, you’re free to explore everything the South Downs National Park area and beyond has to offer by bus.

Alight the bus at the Halnaker Crossroads, by the Anglesey Arms pub and take a moderate 2.8 mile round walk up steep footpaths to the hilltop and back down. Halnaker Windmill is an interesting hilltop landmark with extraordinary views of the south coast and a great place to stop for picnic.

If you’d prefer, the Anglesey Arms pub also makes a great pit stop for lunch.

Hop on bus 99* (99a on Sundays) and head into Petworth town centre. If you haven’t yet had lunch pop into the Hungry Guest Bakery for locally sourced, quality goods. Follow the brown tourism signs to find Petworth House a late 17th-century mansion set in a beautiful 700-acre deer park, that was landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown.

Inside, the house contains the National Trust’s finest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake. There are also plenty of activities for the children to get involved with including treasure chests to explore. Petworth House also has a café and restaurant to rest those weary feet.

If you’re planning a Sunday trip the 99a (Sundays only) will take you past Bignor Roman Villa, the stunning remains of a Roman home with world-class mosaic floors.


We’ve created a downloadable version of this itinerary that you can save to your mobile device or print out and take with you on your day out.

Days Out – Chichester to Petworth (pdf file, 254kb)


Outward journey

Chichester to Halnaker

Route 99*
Monday to Saturday 6 times daily

Halnaker to Petworth

Route 99*
Monday to Saturday 6 times daily

Return journey

Petworth to Chichester

Route 99*
Monday to Saturday 6 times daily

Along the way


Petworth House
Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AE
01798 342207

Bignor Roman Villa
Bignor, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1PH
01798 869259

Food and Drink

Anglesey Arms pub
Halnaker, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0NQ
01243 773474

Hungry Guest Bakery
Lombard St, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0AG
01798 344564