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

Maintenance works to be carried out at Litlington

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

British Heart Foundation Logo
SDW Busy with events

This time of year is busy with events. These events allow hundreds of...

Kelly Hall print of Lewes
Vintage style travel posters now available from the shop

Have you enjoyed your trip on the South Downs Way? Completed the trail...

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FAQs

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