Walks Around Ditchling

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The museum is a great base for a country walk, and we are delighted to be able to offer a series of walks. Explore the village and surrounding area, and discover how and where the Ditchling artists lived and worked. These walks are available to download for free below, or you can purchase printed versions in our Cart Lodge Shop & Café when you visit the museum.

Artists’ Walk 1: Church and Churchyard (approx 45 mins | 1/2 mile)
The area in the immediate vicinity of the museum is rich in work by the 20th century artists and craftsmen represented in the permanent Collection.
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Artists’ Walk 2: The Village Centre (approx 1 hour | 3/4 mile)
The village was the home to many artists, writers and makers in the early 20th century, a residential creative tradition which continues to the present day.
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Artists’ Walk 3: South of the Village Centre (approx 1 hour 15 mins | 1 mile)
This walk takes in Frank Brangwyn’s home and studio ‘The Jointure’ and Ethel Mairet’s ‘Gospels’, returning via a picturesque wooded bridleway and footpath through fields.
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In Their Footsteps App

Try out a new self-guided walk from Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft around the village in the footsteps of the celebrated artists and craftspeople who lived and worked here from the early 20th Century.

Commissioned by the South Downs National Park, this walk is available through the app In Their Footsteps which can be downloaded to your phone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play. It guides you on a circuit which can be made shorter or longer depending on your appetite for walking. Featuring interviews with descendants of some of the original artists and craftspeople, and with images from the collection of Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, this walk brings together the past and the present in a single experience.

See where the artists lived and worked and admire the fantastic views of the landscape which inspired them, and still inspire artists today.


Pavements in Ditchling are narrow, and part of the walk is on footpaths. There is disabled parking at the museum, please contact to book a space enquiries@ditchlingmuseumartcraft.org.uk.