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

South Downs Way above Plumpton
Newly restored sections of the SDW are now open!

Essential improvements and restoration of some sections of the South...

Jill near Ditchling Beacon
Walking the South Downs Way with Hip Dysplasia

Read Jill’s inspirational story about walking the South Downs Way...

Men at work sign
Major repairs starting on SDW 8th October near Plumpton

A diversion will be in place for up to 5 weeks, starting on 8th...

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