Location & Amenities

This most sought after location has something for everyone, numerous attractions and amenities, including golf, sailing, fishing, tennis, horse riding, bowls, not forgetting the great Restaurants, Cafes, Designer Shops and trendy Bars in Brighton.

For those that don’t want to travel too far afield, just a short stroll from the Park is The Royal Oak, a 13th century pub, with low beamed ceilings, a large inglenook fireplace, and a large garden, serving delicious home cooked food and real ales.

The South Downs is the country’s newest National Park, the 37 mile long route links the North and South Downs, and is open to walkers, cyclists, and horses.


Hickstead is the country’s premier show jumping venue, famous for its annual 'Derby' (when the steep bank is used) and International competitions, such as the Nations Cup. Other events are also held there throughout the year.

The nearest Doctors Surgery, shops and post office are located in Cowfold, just 2 miles away. Nearby Henfield has shops, dentists, opticians and pharmacies. The nearest hospital with an A & E Department is Brighton. The main Rail Stations of Gatwick, Brighton, and Haywards Heath are all within 12 miles of the Park.

Major Airports, the Eurostar, and the Ferry Ports at Newhaven and Portsmouth are all within easy reach, making the Royal Oak Country Park ideal for those looking to retain a base in the UK whilst spending part of the year elsewhere.