AN OLYMPIAN has revealed her favourite country walk and day-out destinations.

Bryony Pitman, who was born in Brighton, finished ninth in the individual archery event at Tokyo Olympics – her first ever Olympic Games.

Now living in Shoreham, the 24-year-old is balancing training and competing with studying for a master’s degree.

In her limited downtime, the archer has revealed her favourite country walks, cafes, venues and more during a segment on The Argus Podcast called Five of the Best.

The full episode of The Argus Podcast featuring Bryony is available now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

If you were going for a coffee and a cake with a friend from out of town, where would you take them in Sussex?

“Probably to Arundel. There are so many nice little, small cafes there and it’s such a beautiful place.

“You’ve got all of the nature walks, the castle – it’s a lovely, small town.”

What is the best shop in Sussex?

“I don’t do much shopping. If I had to pick somewhere to shop rather than a specific shop I’d probably say The Lanes in Brighton because you never really know what you’re going to find.

“There are so many weird and wonderful places in The Lanes.”

Whether it be for a concert, comedy or theatre, what is the best venue around?

“I don’t do much of that either. But having said that, I did go to a pantomime at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham and that was really, really good.

“I would definitely recommend that.”

If you’re looking to escape the city, what is your favourite outdoors place to visit?

“For me, that would probably be Shoreham beach or going up the Downs.

“Either in north Lancing, it’s really nice up there, or Devil’s Dyke.”

And lastly, whether it be for a drink or a sit-down meal, what is the best bar, pub or restaurant in Sussex?

“There’s one called the Old Tollgate. I can’t remember exactly where it is, but it’s absolutely lovely and really good food.”