44 easy to follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The South Downs

The South Downs National Park is the area enclosed by the South Downs National Park boundary.

Tap/mouse over a coloured circle (1-3 easy walks, 4-6 moderate walks, 7-9 hard walks) and click to select. To see multiple walks that start in the same location (where available) choose 'Satellite' and Zoom in.



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Forty-four easy-to-follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The South Downs 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 es162 Arlington Reservoir

A twitchers paradise

Vital Statistics:

Length:2.75ml (4.5km)
Ascent:154ft (47m)
Time:1.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 2 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws141 Climping Beach from Atherington

Sand dunes and coastal vistas

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.5ml (5.5km)
Ascent:16ft (5m)
Time:1½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ha128 The Basingstoke Canal from Winchfield Hurst

Easy canal walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:190ft (58m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws154 Westfield and Barnham from Yapton

Fields, rifes & an ancient canal

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:40ft (12m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws169 Slindon Woods from Slindon

Easy woodland walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:312ft (95m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws130 Slaugham from Warninglid

Quiet country stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:4ml (6.5km)
Ascent:328ft (100m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ha153 Cheesefoot Head (Matterley Bowl) from Morestead

Shorter South Downs walk to good views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75mls (7.5km)
Ascent:443ft (135m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ha103 Caker Stream from Chawton

Quite lanes & countryside

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5mls (8.5km)
Ascent:263ft (80m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ha116 Cheriton Wood from Bramdean

Good views from the Hampshire South Downs

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:374ft (114m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ha177 Bramdean from Cheriton

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:387ft (118m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws107 Thakeham from Ashington

Easy stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:262ft (80m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws156 Swanbourne Lake from Arundel

Delightful parkland and lake

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:475ft (145m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es117 Fairlight Down from Fairlight

Fine cliff top walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:792ft (241m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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 ws114 Camp Hill from Amberley

Fabulous Sussex views

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws135 Nore Folly from Slindon

Easy walk to stupendous views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:522ft (159m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws140 Jack and Jill and Wolstonbury Hill from Clayton

Fine Views across the Sussex Downs

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:754ft (230m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 18 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 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ha104 Noar Hil and Selborne Common from Selborne

Superb high level views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5mls (9km)
Ascent:738ft (225m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es131 Cuckmere Haven from Westdean

Lovely riverside walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:729ft (222m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es132 The Cuckoo Tail from Horam

East countryside walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:505ft (154m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 22 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 23 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws127 Arundel Park, South Stoke and The River Arun from Arundel

Delightful parkland and riverside walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.75ml (11km)
Ascent:715ft (218m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ha141 Cheriton Wood and Bramdean Common from Cheriton

Fine South Downland walk with good views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75mls (12.5km)
Ascent:610ft (186m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 25 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ha123 Four Marks and Chawton Park Wood from Chawton

Historic house and woodland

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5mls (12km)
Ascent:673ft (205m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 26 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ha159 Wheatham Hill from Hawkley

Good views & quiet countryside

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25mls (8.5km)
Ascent:994ft (303m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 27 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es143 Folkington and The Long Man of Wilmington from Jevington

The famous chalk figure

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.75ml (10.5km)
Ascent:952ft (290m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 28 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws102 Fairmile Bottom from Slindon

Easy downland walk in woods and valleys

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:850ft (259m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 29 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 30 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 31 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 32 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws178 Warninglid from Cowfold

Quiet walking through field and woodland

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:951ft (290m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 33 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws101 Arundel Park and South Stoke from Arundel

Stunning views followed by a riverside walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:948ft (289m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 34 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws131 Halnaker Hill and Stane Street from Eartham

Ancient woodland and a disused windmill

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:853ft (260m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 35 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ws166 Nore Folly and Fairmile Bottom from Slindon

Long downland walk with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:1,237ft (377m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 36 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 37 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es111 The Belle Tout Lighthouse from East Dean

Superb Chalk Cliff Views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:1,466ft (447m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 38 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 39 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk es144 Firle Beacon from Alfriston

Fine downland walk with good views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:1,122ft (342m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 40 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 41 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)


Walk 42 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 43 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 44 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)


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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