Destinations & Events

Pilstyes is the ideal base for a number of days out in Sussex and beyond.

Forthcoming Events:

South of England Show, Ardingly June annually

Many Sussex gardens are within easy reach

Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath

Heaselands, Haywards Heath

High Beeches Gardens, Handcross

National Trust Nymans Gardens, Handcross

National Trust Sheffield Park

National Trust Standen

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

Bolney Wine Estate
Bolney Wine Estate is a local award-winning vineyard, keen to share their enthusiasm for English Wine. The estate offers a number of different tours on which you get taken into one of the vineyards, view the state of the art winery and sample a selection of Bolney wines. And if you are feeling really indulgent, why not treat yourself to a tour that includes a scrumptious afternoon tea or a charcuterie-style lunch?

Bluebell Railway

Deers Leap Park

Haywards Heath Golf Club

Hickstead Showground

Jeremy’s Restaurant and Cafe Elvira at Borde Hill Garden

Jill Windmill, Clayton

Plumpton Racecourse

South Downs National Park

Tulley’s Farm

Washbrooks Farm


If you enjoy walking, there are many short country walks around the village. Click here for details of walks in Lindfield and other local villages.

The Sussex Ouse Valley Way

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.

See also Village Life which lists local businesses to visit including eating out.

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