Opened at Easter 2007, it links Horsham in West Sussex with Chichester Cathedral along a route rich in literary associations. The guidebook brings the walk alive with stories of the many and varied literary connections along the way. Percy Bysshe Shelley's millennium fountain marks the start of the trail. John Galsworthy would have crossed the River Arun by ferry from his house in Bury, whilst Bob Copper wrote a wonderful anecdote about the ferryman. Hilaire Belloc was everywhere, and part of the route follows in the footsteps of his Four Men before reaching Chichester and its strong ties with William Blake and John Keats.
The West Sussex Literary Trail travels southwest from Horsham across the county following footpaths and tracks eventually reaching the West Sussex Downs and crossing them to reach the destination at Chichester.