Green fields and blue skies on the South Downs Way

South Downs Way

Experience some of our finest countryside between Winchester, the first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs at Eastbourne. If you're looking for attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages, or if you just fancy a challenge, the 100 miles of the South Downs Way awaits you.

Overview of the South Downs Way

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Plan your visit to the South Downs Way

Trail News

South Downs Geotour coin
England's first Geotour takes in the South Downs Way
England’s first GeoTour, a high-tech treasure hunt through...
Update on the flooding at Exton
The footpath route of the South Downs Way that heads eastward out of Exton...
A new trail facility: The Downland Church of the Transfiguration, Pyecombe
The Norman church is situated directly on the South Downs Way and is open...
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