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 South Downs Way awaits you.

Overview of the South Downs Way

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Trail News

Lizzie Ballagher
Lizzie Ballagher becomes SDW' first poet in residence
Poet Lizzie Ballagher is currently walking the South Downs Way and is...
Cyclist & walkers approaching the road crossing at Ditchling Beacon
Trail improvements coming soon
The next few weeks will see some major improvements to the South Downs Way...
Flooded section of SDW at Westburton Hill
Surface improvements started at Westburton Hill
This week surface improvements have been started on a section of the South...
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