Walks, Routes and Maps on The South Downs Way
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The South Downs Way is a 162km (101 miles) linear footpath connecting Eastbourne (Holywell) in East Sussex, England with Winchester in Hampshire, England.

The South Downs Way is waymarked by a National Trail acorn.


Walk ws122 Steyning Round Hill from Steyning

Fine views of the South Downs

Route Summary: - Steyning, Spring Meadows Farm, The South Downs Way, Steyning Round Hill, The Monarch's Way, Pepperscoombe Farm, Steyning.

Length: 6km (3¾ miles) | Ascent: 210m (689ft) | Allow at least: 2¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ws114 Camp Hill from Amberley

Fabulous Sussex views

Route Summary: - Amberley Museum, Amberley Railway Station, Houghton Bridge, The River Arun, North Stoke, Camp Hill, The South Downs Way, The River Arun, Amberley.

Length: 9km (5½ miles) | Ascent: 192m (630ft) | Allow at least: 2½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk es145 Jack and Jill from Ditchling Beacon

Stunning views

Route Summary: - Ditchling Beacon Car Park, Ditchling Beacon, Lower Standean Farm, New Barn Farm, Jack and Jill Windmills, The South Downs Way, Ditchling Beacon.

Length: 9km (5½ miles) | Ascent: 245m (804ft) | Allow at least: 2¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ws143 Camp Hill and Amberley Castle from Amberley

Fabulous Sussex views and a riverside stroll

Route Summary: - Amberley Museum, Amberley Railway Station, Houghton Bridge, The River Arun, North Stoke, Camp Hill, The South Downs Way, Amberley Village, Amberley Castle, The River Arun, Amberley.

Length: 10km (6¼ miles) | Ascent: 201m (660ft) | Allow at least: 3hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk es143 Folkington and The Long Man of Wilmington from Jevington

The famous chalk figure

Route Summary: - Jevington, The Wealdway, Cranedown Bottom, Folkington, The Holt, The Long Man of Wilmington, The South Downs Way, Wilmington Hill, Tenantry Ground, Jevington Holt, Jevington.

Length: 10km (6¼ miles) | Ascent: 290m (952ft) | Allow at least: 3¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk es165 Beachy Head from East Dean Hill

Superb views of Beachy Head

Route Summary: - East Dean Hill Car Park, East Dean Hill, The South Downs Way, Beachy Head, Belle Tout, Hod Combe, Birling Gap, Wigden's Bottom, East Hale Bottom, Crapham Bottom, East Dean Hill.

Length: 10km (6¼ miles) | Ascent: 351m (1152ft) | Allow at least: 3½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk es109 The Long Man of Wilmington from Wilmington

The famous chalk man

Route Summary: - Wilmington, The Wealdway, The Long Man of Wilmington, The South Downs Way, Lullington Church, Litlington, Litlington Heath, Jevington Holt, Wilmington Hill, The Wealdway, Wilmington.

Length: 11.5km (7¼ miles) | Ascent: 338m (1109ft) | Allow at least: 3¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ws157 Rackham Hill from Storrington

Wide open views from the South Downs Way

Route Summary: - Storrington, Greyfriars Farm, Chantry Hill, Kithurst Hill, The South Downs Way, Springhead Hill, Rackham Hill, Rackham, Parham House, Cootham, Storrington.

Length: 12.5km (7¾ miles) | Ascent: 284m (932ft) | Allow at least: 3¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk es100 Seven Sisters and Westdean from East Dean

An undulating cliff top walk with fine views

Route Summary: - East Dean, The South Downs Way, The Seven Sisters, Went Hill, Bailey's Hill, Flat Hill, Brass Point, Rough Brow, Short Brow, Haven Brow, Exceat, Westdean, Friston Hill, East Dean.

Length: 13km (8 miles) | Ascent: 486m (1594ft) | Allow at least: 4½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk es144 Firle Beacon from Alfriston

Fine downland walk with good views

Route Summary: - Alfriston, The South Downs Way, Bostal Hill, Firle Beacon, Chaleston Farmhouse, Bopeep Farm, Alciston, Berwick, The Vanguard Way, Alfriston.

Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 342m (1122ft) | Allow at least: 4¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk es118 The Long Man of Wilmington and Jevington from Wilmington

The famouse chalk figure

Route Summary: - Wilmington, The Wealdway, The Long Man of Wilmington, The South Downs Way, Lullington Church, Litlington, Litlington Heath, Jevington, The Wealdway, Cranedown Bottom, Folkington, The Holt, Wilmington.

Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 423m (1388ft) | Allow at least: 4½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ws100 Ditchling Beacon and Wolstonbury Hill from Clayton

Fine Views across the Sussex Downs

Route Summary: - Clayton, Jack and Jill Windmills, The South Downs Way, Ditchling Beacon, Lower Standean Farm, The South Downs Way, Pycombe, Wolstonbury Hill, Clayton.

Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 486m (1594ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ha111 Cheesefoot Down from Winchester

The start of The South Downs Way

Route Summary: - Winchester, Tun Bridge, The Itchen Way, St Catherine's Hill, Twyford Down, Morestead Down, Hydes Cottages, Fawley Down, The Allan King's Way, Cheesefoot Head Car Park, Cheesefoot Head (Matterley Bowl), The South Downs Way, The Pilgrim's Way, Telegraph Hill, Little Golders, Chilcomb, Highcliffe, The Soke, City Mill, Wharf Bridge, Tun Bridge, Winchester.

Length: 15.5km (9¾ miles) | Ascent: 343m (1126ft) | Allow at least: 4¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ha148 Lane End and Gander Down from Cheesefoot Head

Lovely South Downs walk

Route Summary: - Cheesefoot Head Car Park, Cheesefoot Head (Matterley Bowl), Fawley Down, Hydes Cottages, Morestead, Old Down Copse, Bushy Copse, Longwood House, Longwood Dead Farm, Lane End, The South Downs Way, Holden Farm, Gander Down, Temple Valley, Cheesefoot Head Car Park.

Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 300m (985ft) | Allow at least: 4¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk es152 Beachy Head and Birling Gap from East Dean

Superb cliff walk

Route Summary: - East Dean, Ringwood Bottom, East Dean Hill, The South Downs Way, Beachy Head, Belle Tout, Birling Gap, Went Hill, East Dean.

Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 623m (2045ft) | Allow at least: 5¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk es123 Beachy Head and The Seven Sisters from East Dean

Superb but long cliff top walk

Route Summary: - East Dean, Ringwood Bottom, East Dean Hill, The South Downs Way, Beachy Head, Belle Tout, Birling Gap, The Seven Sisters, Went Hill, Bailey's Hill, Flat Hill, Brass Point, Rough Brow, Short Brow, Haven Brow, Exceat, Cliff End, Westdean, Friston Forest, East Dean.

Length: 23km (14½ miles) | Ascent: 968m (3177ft) | Allow at least: 8½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard





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