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

Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to the South Downs Way

Trail News

No more confusion at QECP
No more confusion and going around in circles when going through Queen...
New Map available for the SDW
A new map product is now available to walkers, cyclists or horse-riders...
South Downs Geotour coin
England's first Geotour takes in the South Downs Way
England’s first GeoTour, a high-tech treasure hunt through...
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