The North Downs Way and South Downs Way
The Downs Link is a 37 mile/ 59 km route which connects St Martha's Hill near Guildford with the South Downs Way National Trail near Steyning, West Sussex and on via the Coastal Link to Shoreham by-Sea. The route has bridleway status and most of the trail follows former railway lines. The Downs Link offers short or long walks and rides combining Weald and Downland scenery. It makes a good introduction to long distance walking over a weekend or to a full day’s ride.
A map (1.9 MB, PDF) is downloadable from the West Sussex County Council website.
You can also walk from the North to the South Downs (from Westerham to Newhaven), through Ashdown Forest, on the Vanguard Way. Detailed maps, along with a great deal of supplementary information, is available courtesy of the Vanguards Rambling Club website.
Alternatively, from 'start to start', St Swithun's Way links Farnham (start of the North Downs Way) to Winchester (start of the South Downs Way National Trail)
The Shipwrights Way long distance route, running between Farnham and Portsmouth, is expected to be completed in March 2013. Further information and maps are available from the Hampshire County Council website.
The North Downs Way and the Thames Path
The Thames Down Link is a 15 mile / 24 km route which connects West Humble near Dorking with Kingston on Thames on the Thames Path National Trail. It passes through Horton Country Park, Epsom Common, Ashtead Common and goes along the Roman Road Stane Street to meet the North Downs Way near Box Hill.
A map (123k PDF) is downloadable from Surrey County Council.