Free guide makes South Downs Way ‘bite-sized’

26th October 2016

The 100 mile South Downs Way National Trail just became bite-sized with the launch of a new free guide breaking it into easily accessible day and weekend walks.

With twelve different walks graded from ‘moderate’ to ‘challenging’ which all start and end at bus stops or train stations, the guide makes it easier to take on the iconic trail in your free time.

Andy Gattiker, who manages the South Downs Way, said:

“If the South Downs Way is on your bucket list why not tackle one section each month. In a year you’ll not only have complete the trail but get to experience the changing colours of the South Downs National Park: from vibrant spring greens to golden summer flowers and rusty autumn beech woods to brown winter stubble.

“Sometimes people think they need at least two cars to break the South Downs Way in to sections, but in reality you don’t need any. This guide proves that, with a little bit of planning, bus and train are a great option for a linear walk.”

Bus users can take advantage of the Discovery Ticket, a cost-effective way to enjoy unlimited travel across the National Park and the South of England for just £16 per day for a family of five (two adults and three children) or £8.50 for an adult and £7 for a child (5–15 years old).

You can download a copy of the guide from our website by clicking here or visiting the downloads section of the site under the "Trail Information" tab.

If you'd like a free hard copy of the 30 page guide contact us by click the "Feedback" tab or click here and request a copy supplying your name and address. The guide has been produced with grant funding to allow us to distribute free copies, but any donations towards the costs means we can spend more on keeping the trail in top condition. You can donate on-line here.

Enjoy exploring the South Downs Way.


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Cover of new "Walks on South Downs Way by Bus and Trail" booklet - SDNPA