Destinations & Events
Pilstyes is the ideal base for a number of days out in Sussex and beyond.
The famous Sussex Gardens are all within easy reach:
Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath
Heaselands, Haywards Heath
High Beeches Gardens, Handcross
Wakehurst Place, Ardingly
National Trust Sissinghurst (1 hour’s drive)
You are also close to:
Ardingly Activity Centre – watersports
Ashdown Forest – home of Winnie the Pooh
Jeremy’s Restaurant and Cafe Elvira at Borde Hill Garden
If you enjoy walking, there are many short country walks around the village and also
This is a 42 mile long distance footpath which broadly follows the River Ouse from its source near Lower Beeding to the sea at Seaford Bay. It is a popular walk through the heart of the Sussex countryside, a route that takes it through Slaugham, Handcross, Staplefield, Lindfield, Newick, Isfield, Barcombe Mills, Hamsey, Lewes, Rodmell, Southease, Piddinghoe and Newhaven. The Pilstyes in Lindfield is very conveniently placed for an overnight stop and also has copies of the route for sale.