Newly restored sections of the SDW are now open!

6th November 2018

Essential improvements and restoration of some sections of the South Downs Way have now been completed. Work has finished between Truliegh Hill and Devil’s Dyke to improve drainage and surface of the gateways along the trail. We have also finished a complete restoration of the steps on the footpath section between Charleston Manor and Firston Forest. All 70 steps and the handrail have been replaced.

The biggest improvement has been the restoration of a 1km stretch of the trail above Plumpton in East Sussex. This work was part of our ongoing “Mend Our Way” campaign. This campaign is part of the British Mountaineering Council’s “Make a Million” campaign and is run though our South Downs National Park Trust. The Plumpton works was made possible due to donations from the Friends of the South Downs and The Chalk Cliff Trust who donated to our “Mend Our Way” campaign.

3 More Mend Our Way projects are due to be delivered next spring / summer, subject to us reaching our fundraising target.

The fundraising is still continuing and we need your help to reach our target of £120,000. We are 3/4 of the way there, so please help us now. You can find out more and donate to this campaign here.

Many Thanks to all those people who have already donated.

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South Downs Way above Plumpton - SDNPA
SDW above Plumpton before restoration work - SDNPA