West Lavant is part of the parish of Lavant, together with its larger neighbours Mid Lavant and East Lavant. There are few houses in West Lavant, with Lavant House girls school and stables being by far the biggest part of the settlement.
The countryside around West Lavant especially to the north is outstanding.
Stoke Clump is the first hill to rise above the coastal plain in this part of West Sussex. An easy walk rewards you with wonderful views across Chichester towards the English Channel and also fine views to the south west in the direction of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.
A longer walk with a steeper climb takes you to the top of Kingley Vale and Bow Hill, which has its own amazing views.
South of West Lavant you can see a section of the Chichester Entrenchments called the Devil's Ditch, the mysterious lengthy earthwork that runs all the way to the famous village of Boxgrove. The ditch was probably an iron age rampart, although newly discovered sections of the Chichester Entrenchments are often investigated and our understanding of who built them and why will undoubtedly increase some time in the future.
Map of the area
The best places to stay near West Lavant
- Bognor Regis
- Burgess Hill
- East Grinstead
- Haywards Heath