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

Google street view of the start of the SDW
South Downs Way arrives on Google Street View
Parts of the South Downs Way are now available to view though Googles...
Mud on SDW near Meon Valley Trail
Surface improvement works complete in Hampshire
Flooding around Exton in Hampshire caused a serious damage to the surface...
Hard work pulling and pushing a hand cart
Pram pushing adventures
Check out Josie Dew's latest adventure pushing a cart of equipment (...
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