Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Houghton Forest is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Houghton Forest is located approximately three miles north of Arundel. 

Houghton Forest, Arundel
Sat Nav Postcode: BN18 0NL
OS Grid Ref
SU990113

50.892709, -0.59375939

Parking and prices

Parking is available at the Whiteways Countryside car park, just off the A29 at the south eastern end of the forest.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Contact details

Explore the sights and sounds of Houghton Forest today

A treasured part of the South Downs, Houghton Forest is located north of Arundel. 

Explore Houghton Forest on foot or bring your bike for a woodland ride!

Forestry update

Forestry England’s contractors have completed removing ash trees that were dead and dying from ash dieback. Sadly, there’s nothing that can be done to reduce this threat, other than to remove affected trees, to ensure public safety, as the trees had become unstable. Ash dieback was first discovered in the UK in 2012 and evidence suggests that it could lead to the loss of around 60 -180 million ash trees across the UK. By taking action where we find the disease, we can help to manage it and reduce its impact.

Where the machinery has been, some tracks have been damaged, but repairs will take place as soon as the ground conditions improve. We would like to thank the local community for their understanding.

At a glance 

  • Walking 
  • Cycling and mountain biking 
  • Dogs welcome 

Things to do

Cycling is a fantastic way to explore Houghton Forest and soak up the beautiful scenery.

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Houghton Forest has a range of paths that run through the woodland.

Nearby forests

Solo mountain biker in a forest

The area on Combe Hill has a dedicated bike park, which is open to mountain bikers, please visit this website for more information and to book in advance.

The woodland offers a network of open paths and countryside views that local people can explore on foot. 

Tree canopy with blue skies

Located within the South Downs National Park, West Harting down offers a network of paths and trails, making it very popular with dog walkers and horse-riders.  

The higher ground in the north of West Harting Down provides significant views out to the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

Wood white butterfly perched on a purple flower

Nestled snugly into the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about 3km north-east of  Haslemere, Frillinghurst Woods provides a pocket of peace for you to escape your everyday. Head out on the circular path for a reflective walk and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the range of wildlife that call the wood home. 

Woman and dog looking out over field

Forestry update

Over many decades some of the areas of Havant Thicket have been planted with non-native conifer trees to provide timber for the nation. Forestry England’s contractors will be working in the area until 19 February, removing the some of the conifer trees to start the journey of restoring this area to a broadleaf woodland.