Located between two hills, to the East Cissbury Ring, and to the West, Church Hill, Findon has two main areas, Findon Village and Findon Valley. The former is a charming Downland village in the Arun district of West Sussex situated four miles north of Worthing town centre. The popular residential area of Findon Valley lies to the south of Findon Village and enjoys a bustling atmosphere.
Findon Village also includes the hamlet of Nepcote, which is the venue for the annual Findon Sheep Fair in September, a hugely popular event that dates from the 1780’s.
St John the Baptist Primary School is situated on School Hill and has a ‘Good’ Ofsted report, while the highly regarded Vale First and Middle School in Findon Valley, is a very popular choice for parents. Just north of Findon you have Windlesham House School, which is a day school for boys and girls aged 4 to 13, and is one of the country’s leading independent prep schools, set in a beautiful 65 acre country estate on the South Downs.
Findon is well-connected to other areas in West Sussex, making it easy for residents to travel to and from the village. The A24 and A27 roads are easily accessible providing quick access to the nearby towns of Worthing, Brighton, Horsham, and Crawley. The village also has a regular bus service that connects it to surrounding areas.
Things to do
There are plenty of things to do in and around Findon, making it a great place to live for families, couples, and individuals. Perhaps the highlight of the year and one of the most popular attractions in the village is the Findon Sheep Fair, which takes place annually and attracts visitors from all over the region and of which we are proud to be the main sponsors. The event features a range of fun activities, including sheep parade, craft stalls, and food stands, as well as a live band.
The Gallops is a large public open green space with playground and there are many lovely walks and bridle paths within our area with the added pleasure of spectacular Downland views.
Findon is also home to landmarks that are well worth a visit, such the St John the Baptist Church, which is located in the heart of the village and the nearby Cissbury Ring, which is an ancient hillfort that dates back to the Iron Age.
High Salvington is also a prime residential area and has a landmark windmill that has been restored to working condition over the last 30 years and which is open to the public. There are views from High Salvington across Worthing to the sea and on a clear day you can see the Isle of Wight.
Shopping & Restaurants
If you enjoy good food and wide selection of wines and ales, there are four public houses - The Gun Inn, The Black Horse, The Village House and The Snooty Fox, all located in the High Street and where you will receive a warm welcome. The village also boasts three highly regarded local independent restaurants – The Sylvan Oak, Tajdah and Findon Manor Hotel.
For those who enjoy shopping, Findon Village and Findon Valley have plenty of options to choose from with a range of independent shops and boutiques as well as convenience stores.