Walking the South Downs Way National Trail - described East-West and West-East

Walking the South Downs Way National Trail - described East-West and West-East

The guide describes the route including the bridleway alternatives in both directions, in twelve stages of 3-12 miles (5.5-19km). Detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping and information on local points of interest, and there are notes on public transport links and facilities along the route. Full accommodation listings with contact details can be found in an appendix. The guide also includes a separate map booklet containing all the 1:25,000 OS Explorer mapping needed to complete the trail, conveniently sized to fit in a pocket or rucksack top and in a clear PVC sleeve.

Some of the paths which make up the South Downs Way have been in use for around 8000 years and the route passes numerous sites of historical interest. Other highlights include the ever-popular Beachy Head, the mysterious Long Man of Wilmington, Clayton Windmills and the ancient cathedral city of Winchester. This accessible walk will appeal to both the seasoned long-distance walker and novice alike and showcases the beautiful countryside of the South Downs.

Trail Description Westbound

Stage 1: Eastbourne to Alfriston (Footpath route via the Seven Sisters)
Stage 1(a): Eastbourne to Alfriston (Bridleway route inland via Jevington)
Stage 2: Alfriston to Southease
Stage 3: Southease to Housedean (A27)
Stage 4: Housedean (A27) to Pyecombe
Stage 5: Pyecombe to Botolphs (Adur Valley)
Stage 6: Botolphs to Washington
Stage 7: Washington to Amberley
Stage 8: Amberley to Cocking
Stage 9: Cocking to South Harting
Stage 10: South Harting to Buriton (Queen Elizabeth Forest)
Stage 11: Buriton to Exton
Stage 12: Exton to Winchester

Trail Description Eastbound

Stage 1: Winchester to Exton
Stage 2: Exton to Buriton
Stage 3: Buriton to South Harting
Stage 4: South Harting to Cocking
Stage 5: Cocking to Amberley
Stage 6: Amberley to Washington
Stage 7: Washington to Botolphs (Adur Valley)
Stage 8: Botolphs to Pyecombe
Stage 9: Pyecombe to Housedean (A27)
Stage 10: Housedean (A27) to Southease
Stage 11: Southease to Alfriston
Stage 12: Alfriston to Eastbourne (Footpath route via the Seven Sisters)
Stage 12(a): Alfriston to Eastbourne (Bridleway route inland via Jevington)

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