Trail improvements coming soon

21st October 2014

The next few weeks will see some major improvements to the South Downs Way.

This week and next will see work to improve the surface condition and drainage of part of the Trail at Graffham Down in West Sussex. The Trail will remain open and passable, but a small team of contractors will be reprofiling the trail and laying new stone.

The second major improvement is at the popular Ditchling Beacon. This is the highest point along the SDW in Sussex and is owned by the National Trust. The SDW team in partnership with the Trust are making major improvements to both the car park and the trail itself. This will mean that the car park and trail will be closed for 6 weeks from the 3rd November. A signed diversion will be in place around the works, but no parking will be available.

The improvements at Ditchling Beacon will allow better access for the bus service and remove all the existing steps on the SDW whist creating a better level waiting area at the road crossing.

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Cyclist & walkers approaching the road crossing at Ditchling Beacon - SDNPA
Bus at Ditchling Beacon car park - SDNPA