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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Trail News

Walkers near Bury Hill
Look there's a new donate button!

If you love walking or ridding on the South Downs Way, you can now help...

Shared cycle path sign
Final phase of new cycle path construction between Petersfield and QECP starts

The final phase of a new cycle route connecting Petersfield with Queen...

Digger scrapping the topsoil of the new wildflower site.
Wild flower meadow creation steps up a gear

A project to create a wild flower meadow next to the South Downs Way at...

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