Current flooding situation on the SDW

9th January 2014

High rainfall and high tides over the last few weeks have caused a number of sections of the SDW to become flooded.

It is still possible to complete the whole of the SDW, but with a few short diversions to avoid the worst of the flooding. However extra care should be taken as many parts of the trail are muddy and slippery. Generally all the sections running along the chalk ridge are fine and drain well and sections crossing the river valleys are flooded/ very boggy.

There is one section of the Trail (footpath route) at Exton in Hampshire that is impassable due to deep floodwater. Ground conditions at Amberley in West Sussex and Alfriston in East Sussex are rather boggy and may well experience some flooding this weekend so please be prepared to take an alternative route. There are diversions described for all 3 of these sections, click the links above for further information.


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Flooding in the Cuckmere Valley, Alfriston - A. Gattiker, SDNPA