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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Trail News

Get ready for Spring on the South Downs Way

Spring is really in the air. The primroses are out, daffodils are in...

Car Break-ins at several rural car parks in West Sussex on the SDW

We have had some unfortunate reports of car break-ins at three separate...

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

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

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