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

Disruption around Cheesefoot Head.

The South Downs Way though Temple Valley, on the Matterley Estate at...

Old South Downs Way sign
Limited number of old SDW signs for sale.

Once again we have released a limited number of old South Downs Way...

Maintenance works to be carried out at Litlington

A short section of the SDW between the River Cuckmere and Litlington...

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