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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Plan your visit to the South Downs Way

Trail News

Cover of new "Walks on South Downs Way by Bus and Trail" booklet
Free guide makes South Downs Way ‘bite-sized’

The 100 mile South Downs Way National Trail just became bite-sized with...

Surface Improvements near Exton village

Work is underway to improve  the surface of this 230 metre section...

Surface improvements at Jevington now complete!

Work on the trail near Jevington village is now complete. Around...

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