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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New "Completed the Trail" section now available

A new "Completed the Trail" section of our website has been...

The SDW before restoration work
Path restoration in the Meon Valley complete

Following two and a half weeks of restoration works the SDW between the...

New cycle / pedestrian link to open to Queen Elizabeth Country Park

On 18th November 2016 a new surfaced traffic-free cycle / pedestrian...

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