Planning a quick getaway? To help you make the most of your outdoor leisure time, weathertrending picks out the Weekend SweetSpot – an area of the UK that we think looks one of the better placed, weather-wise, for the upcoming weekend.
While other parts of the UK bear the brunt of Arctic winds and even a covering of snow, the south coast of England looks best-placed to avoid the worst of the wintry weather.
Tucked away in the shelter of the South Downs, Sussex has a microclimate and a quirky landscape all of its own.
The seaside offers huge variety too. Why not start your trip by the historic harbour-side at Bosham. This quaint village has a rich history that stems back as far as King Canute (via King Harold and the Bayeux Tapestry). From the bobbing sailing dinghies of Bosham, the pebbly beaches of the Witterings and Littlehampton offer the winter walker much wider windswept vistas out to sea.
The sea meets the Downs at the other end of the county, resulting in magnificent precipitous chalk cliffs. The beauty of Seven Sisters will take you breath away! Then for a change of pace, maybe make your way to the bustle of Brighton?
But it’s not just the seaside the Sussex has to offer. Take a wander inland along the popular South Downs Way. Alternatively, discover some of the prettiest towns and villages in England, before settling down for a well-earned meal in one of the many rustic inns that the county boasts.
It’s a weekend for layers, but the reward is that Saturday looks bright and crisp. Overnight, rain will sweep in, followed by sunshine and blustery showers on Sunday.
Varied weather, and by the end of your visit, you will be struck by just how much variety Sussex offers at every turn too.