AboutBritain.com Logo

Things to do in Earnley, West Sussex

Earnley Grange © Joseph Parker

Situated in rural West Sussex, close to the historic city of Chichester and just a few minutes from the sea, the village of Earnley is certainly one of the more calm and quiet villages of West Sussex. Known by the locals as ‘God's Little Pocket' it lies on acres of arable, pasture and marsh land in the ancient pre-Conquest division of Sussex known as the Rape of Chichester.

It is easy to access, being about 10 minutes south of Chichester. With its picturesque church, historic character and serene open spaces it is a beautiful, idyllic and awe-inspiring section of southern English countryside.

Earnley accommodates an adult education center, a butterfly farm and gardens, the historic manor house, two working farms and the well-known, newly upgraded Earnley Grange (the most imposing building in the area).

Earnley has been formerly renowned as a place for excellent bird-watching. Eagles, kites, herons and owls are seen and heard all around the year. Those lucky enough to be awake in the early hours of the morning will hear the peacocks from the Earnley Concourse (the adult education center) performing their famous mating call. Also, barn and screech owls can be heard deep in the dead of night in early winter. During winter, morning mists hover over the vast fields and plains and the occasional evening mist around Christmas time. In autumn the red skies can be seen perfectly from all around Earnley.

Before the hay has been harvested, the fields are a beautiful golden colour. At other times of the year, before the harvest, when the oil seed rape flowers, the fields turn a bright yellow - bringing them to life. The October sunrises and sunsets are the most stunning. So when staying in Earnley be sure to wake up early or be in view of a sunset!

We hope to see you enjoy the small village of Earnley.

Description by Joseph Parker

Share this page



Images of Earnley


Peacock in Earnley Grange Grounds © Joseph Parker



* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.









Things To Do in Earnley



Places to Visit near Earnley



Also near Earnley


Bed and Breakfast:
 
 3 Miles
 
 6 Miles
 
 7 Miles
 
Self Catering:
 
 1 Mile
 
 2 Miles
 
 2 Miles
 
Campsites:
 
 6 Miles
 
 7 Miles
 
 7 Miles
 


Copyright © 1999-2017 Excelsior Information Systems Ltd. All rights reserved.
About Us  Press Room  Terms of Use  Privacy  Link to Us  Index  Site Map  Contact Us

Made with Responsive Grid System by Graham Miller