Bognor Regis

Heritage Trails

Explore the Trails

Tailored walks unlocking the very best of the rich history of Bognor Regis


Being granted “Regis” status mean you’re a bit special, is it the record breaking 1,900 hours of sunshine we get each year, the sea air, the wonderful seafront, or our glorious parks and gardens?

Come and explore, how one man’s vision over 200 years ago, was to turn the small fishing hamlet of Bognor into the seaside resort we call today Bognor Regis.

Designed for the whole family our trails helps you discover the people and places that make Bognor Regis so special, and all within a few hundred metres of the seafront.

Bognor Regis's Rich History


Mary Wheatland

Mary Wheatland is one of Bognor Regis’s more famous characters known not only for her management of her bathing machines on the beach but also her life saving exploits.

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William Fletcher

William Fletcher is an important figure in the history of Bognor Regis. His influence came from being a major benefactor to the town during his life, but he also left he town with the wonderful gardens that we know as Hotham Park, and Marine Park Gardens.

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Sir Richard Hotham

Sir Richard Hotham is widely recognised as the founder of Bognor Regis as a seaside resort.

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