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

Kelly Hall SDW print
New Kelly Hall print is available now!

The SDW team has partnered with renowned local artist Kelly Hall to...

SDW Certificate
Certificates & Souvenirs

The summer holidays may be over for most, but the weather continues to...

Disruption around Cheesefoot Head.

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

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