16 easy to follow walk route maps of all grades that include part of The South Downs Way

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.

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Sixteen easy-to-follow walk route maps of all grades that include part of The South Downs Way in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es100 Seven Sisters and Westdean from East Dean

An undulating cliff top walk with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:1,594ft (486m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 2 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es109 The Long Man of Wilmington from Wilmington

The famous chalk man

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:1,109ft (338m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es118 The Long Man of Wilmington and Jevington from Wilmington

The famouse chalk figure

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,388ft (423m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es123 Beachy Head and The Seven Sisters from East Dean

Superb but long cliff top walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:14.5ml (23km)
Ascent:3,177ft (968m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es143 Folkington and The Long Man of Wilmington from Jevington

The famous chalk figure

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:952ft (290m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es144 Firle Beacon from Alfriston

Fine downland walk with good views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,122ft (342m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es145 Jack and Jill from Ditchling Beacon

Stunning views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:804ft (245m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es152 Beachy Head and Birling Gap from East Dean

Superb cliff walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:2,045ft (623m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es165 Beachy Head from East Dean Hill

Superb views of Beachy Head

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,152ft (351m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws100 Ditchling Beacon and Wolstonbury Hill from Clayton

Fine Views across the Sussex Downs

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,594ft (486m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws114 Camp Hill from Amberley

Fabulous Sussex views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:630ft (192m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws143 Camp Hill and Amberley Castle from Amberley

Fabulous Sussex views and a riverside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:660ft (201m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws157 Rackham Hill from Storrington

Wide open views from the South Downs Way

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:932ft (284m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws122 Steyning Round Hill from Steyning

Fine views of the South Downs

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:689ft (210m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ha111 Cheesefoot Down from Winchester

The start of The South Downs Way

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75mls (15.5km)
Ascent:1,126ft (343m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ha148 Lane End and Gander Down from Cheesefoot Head

Lovely South Downs walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:10mls (16km)
Ascent:985ft (300m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again





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