The parish of Harting, at the foot of the South Downs, is made up of four villages. South Harting is the largest with Nyewood to the north and flanked by East and West Harting. The hamlets of Ryefields, Nursted, Ditcham, Foxcombe, Hucksholt and Eckensfield complete the parish. In total approximately 650 households are included in the curtilage of the parish, with a population in the region of 1500, making it one of the largest in the district of Chichester.
Within the parish are two churches, a village shop, school, two community halls, playing fields and sports pavilion,a social club and a pub. Harting also has its own mini-bus service, operated by volunteers, providing timetabled transport to Petersfield and Chichester.
Harting is located within the South Downs National Park, on the northern border of West Sussex, within the administrative area of Chichester District Council. However just 5 miles away is the market town of Petersfield in Hampshire.
Our past is steeped in farming and rural tradition. Our future remains true to our past but as a modern community, with thriving small businesses and people who live and work locally. Farming remains at the heart of our parish, shaping our physical environment and maintaining the unique landscape that contributes to making Harting a special place to live.