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Get up and jump around

Hickstead is famously known for being the home of show jumping with The All England Course attracting equestrian lovers from all over the world. However, it has more than just a horse-jumping course to offer. Located just north of Brighton, Hickstead is a stone's throw away from the South Downs national park. With spectacular scenery and the seaside resort right on your doorstep, you won't be short of something to see or do. Despite its relatively small size Hickstead has great transport links, as it's located directly on the A23, which leads both to London and Brighton.

Hit the beach

If you love the smell of the sea air and sand (pebbles in this case) between your toes, then travel south on the A23 for about 20 minutes and you'll reach Brighton. Central Brighton is bustling, with gorgeous long beaches and plenty to do in the town centre. Shop, sunbathe or take in the delights of the pier.

Explore the South Downs

Just west of Hickstead you'll find the South Downs national park. The park covers an area of 628 square miles and is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Whether you are looking for a leisurely drive or a more strenuous walk or bike ride, you will not be disappointed with your view. If you are looking for somewhere to stay, Hickstead has its own Travelodge, which includes free parking. There are great transport links to Gatwick Airport and Burgess Hull Train station.