From Buriton to Steyning
Ancient history abounds on this 3 day stretch along the South Downs Way. Starting at the historic village of Buriton and ending at one of the prettiest villages in Sussex, Steyning, the route winds its way through an unspoilt network of dry chalk valleys, past Bronze age burial sites, Roman villas and prehistoric forts offering many exciting opportunities to explore off Trail along the way.
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35 Miles/ 72.4Km
South Downs Way - From Buriton to Steyning
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A reasonable level of fitness is required to walk this undulating section of the South Downs Way. Expect good paths with dry, chalk valleys, woodland pasture and a few short steep climbs.
Day 1 - Buriton to Cocking Hill
Day 2 - Cocking Hill to Amberley
Day 3 - Amberley to Steyning
Accommodation is available at the start of the walk, either in Buriton or nearby Petersfield and at the end of each day but they are small villages and so it is advisable to plan and book ahead. Accommodation along this stretch can be viewed on the itinerary map.
To make your journey more enjoyable you may want to use a baggage transfer company to transport your luggage.
Air / Rail
This section of the South Downs Way is quite open and exposed to the elements and we advise that you choose footwear, clothing and sun protection appropriate to suit the predicted weather.
Food & Drink
Buriton is a very small village with no shops so be sure to stock up for your first days journey before you arrive. Petersfield is 2 miles away and has a good selection of shops and cafes. Cocking at the start of day 2 has a small well stocked village store, as has Amberley at the start of day 3.
Finding food or places to eat along the way may be quite difficult so be sure to plan your food and drink in advance and carry enough supplies for the day with you.
Maps, Guidebooks and Merchandise
The official guidebook and map for the Trail are available from the National Trails Shop along with a wide range of gifts and other merchandise.
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