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

Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to the South Downs Way

Trail News

Bus route 131
New "Towns & Downs Wanderer" bus service links the South Downs Way
A great new rural bus service is operating this summer connecting...
Alfriston White Bridge
Advanced warning of bridge repairs at Alfriston, East Sussex.
Essential bridge repairs are due to be carried out by East Sussex County...
Volunteers collecting rubbish from the South Downs Way at Devil's Dyke
SDW Cleared following illegal rave
South Downs Way staff and volunteers from the South Downs National Park...
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