17 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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Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
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Walk es100 Seven Sisters and Westdean from East Dean

An undulating cliff top walk with fine views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:1,594ft (486m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk es109 The Long Man of Wilmington from Wilmington

The famous chalk man

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:1,109ft (338m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk es118 The Long Man of Wilmington and Jevington from Wilmington

The famouse chalk figure

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:1,388ft (423m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk es123 Beachy Head and The Seven Sisters from East Dean

Superb but long cliff top walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:14.5 miles (23 km)
Ascent:3,177ft (968m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking Hard
Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es143 Folkington and The Long Man of Wilmington from Jevington

The famous chalk figure

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6.75 miles (10.5 km)
Ascent:952ft (290m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk es144 Firle Beacon from Alfriston

Fine downland walk with good views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75 miles (15.5 km)
Ascent:1,122ft (342m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk es145 Jack and Jill from Ditchling Beacon

Stunning views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (9 km)
Ascent:804ft (245m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy
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Walk es152 Beachy Head and Birling Gap from East Dean

Superb cliff walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:2,045ft (623m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk es165 Beachy Head from East Dean Hill

Superb views of Beachy Head

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25 miles (10 km)
Ascent:1,152ft (351m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk ha111 Cheesefoot Down from Winchester

The start of The South Downs Way

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75 miles (15.5 km)
Ascent:1,126ft (343m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk ha148 Lane End and Gander Down from Cheesefoot Head

Lovely South Downs walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:985ft (300m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk ws100 Ditchling Beacon and Wolstonbury Hill from Clayton

Fine Views across the Sussex Downs

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9 miles (14.5 km)
Ascent:1,594ft (486m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk ws114 Camp Hill from Amberley

Fabulous Sussex views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (9 km)
Ascent:630ft (192m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy
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Walk ws122 Steyning Round Hill from Steyning

Fine views of the South Downs

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Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75 miles (6 km)
Ascent:689ft (210m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy
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Walk ws140 Jack and Jill and Wolstonbury Hill from Clayton

Fine Views across the Sussex Downs

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Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5 miles (7 km)
Ascent:754ft (230m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy
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Walk ws143 Camp Hill and Amberley Castle from Amberley

Fabulous Sussex views and a riverside stroll

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25 miles (10 km)
Ascent:660ft (201m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy
Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws157 Rackham Hill from Storrington

Wide open views from the South Downs Way

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:932ft (284m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking 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



Not familiar with The South Downs Way?

See these 17 walks that include part of The South Downs Way on an interactive Google Map





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