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

Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to the South Downs Way

Trail News

Trail surface improvements are underway

Essential drainage and resurfacing works are taking place between...

Summer bus route brings the SDW closer

A new bus service is now operating on Sundays and Bank holidays until...

Andy Gattiker outside Langham Brewery
SDW toasts partnership with Langham Brewery

Walkers and riders of the SDW can now enjoy local craft beer knowing...

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