Things to Do

Discover the beautiful South Downs, explore Roman villas, ancient trackways, friendly villages, take time to visit craft workshops and farmers’ markets, and maybe pick up some local watercress …

Great days out
for all ages!

Discover memorable days out on and around the Trail with our list of local attractions and suggested itineraries. 
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From fabulous walking festivals to local farmers markets and village fetes, there's always something happening. Check out the events listing to see what's on.

Walking event: The “Since 1664” Yomp is a unique  charity endurance challenge ... Read more
Running event: This is an invitation only event for teams of six runners to complete the 100 miles from ... Read more
Cycling event: The Wiggle South Downs Epic stands out as one of our best mountain bike events in the calendar. ... Read more
Walking event: The annual organised walk along the full length of the South Downs Way National Trail - now ... Read more

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