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

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The South Downs Way Events Forum tomorrow (28th Feb) has been cancelled.

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Water tap at Botolphs is now working

The drinking water tap at Botophs has been fixed and is working!

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