There are 16 miles of public and permissive footpaths within the Knepp Rewilding project, which cover an area of 3,500 acres, and five tree viewing-platforms, close to public footpaths, offering wonderful panoramas of the surrounding countryside. There is also a bird-hide overlooking Knepp Lake.
If you head to the Knepp Campsite car park (Swallows Lane, Dial Post, RH13 8NN) and turn down the farm track, you will see the walkers car park (renovated in 2019 thanks to a generous grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development).
You can download a footpath map here.
Please follow the Countryside Code and, in particular, shut all gates behind you. We have large herds of free roaming animals inside the Wildland Project and we would like them to stay on the right side of the fence, away from the roads.
It is particularly important that you keep to public footpaths. You are legally bound to do so, but it is crucial in our rewilding project as there are areas where birds and other species may be breeding. Our grazing animals also need areas away from footpaths where they, too, can find refuge from human engagement, especially during the breeding and mating seasons.
Please also respect our wildlife. Never approach or feed the animals. We need them to keep a flight distance that is safe for them and for the human beings in the project.
So do take care, take a map with you, look for the public footpath signposts, and ask directions if you get lost. Be aware that tracks used by our safari and service vehicles, and well-worn paths created by the animals, may not be public footpaths.
We are open all the time and you do not need to book.
Thanks to the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.