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

Botolphs water tap
Botolphs water tap currently turned off

The popular water tap at Botolphs Nr. Upper Beeding / River Adur has...

Stocks lane flood
Cyclists and riders route in Meon Valley, Hampshire flooded

A short section of the Cyclists & horse-riders route in the Meon...

South Downs National Park Trust
Your donations now go a little further.

Thanks to a partnership with the newly formed South Downs National Park...

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