GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


The South Downs Way

99 miles (160 km)

This beautiful 100 mile long trail runs from Winchester to the coastal town of Eastbourne, passing through the wonderful South Downs National Park - England's newest National Park.
The views are stunning as you follow the undulating route through the East Hampshire and Sussex Downs. The trail is open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

The South Downs Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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On the way to Chilcomb near Winchester

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The path near Chilcomb

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Beacon Hill

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View near old Winchester Hill

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Near Treyford

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Near Ditchling Beacon

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Stile at Dtichling Beacon

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Near Cuckmere Valley

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Map

Route Highlights

Winchester

The county town of Hampshire, with its beautiful cathedral, marks the start of the trail.

Beacon Hill

Part of the hill is a National Nature Reserve giving a commanding view over the Hampshire Basin to the south, from the lower Itchen Valley and New Forest, the Solent and Isle of Wight and round to Portsdown Hill (over which the top of Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower can be seen).

Old Winchester Hill

Chalk hill surmounted by an Iron Age hill fort and a Bronze Age cemetery. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve. Part of the South Downs National Park

Butser Hill

Chalk hill and one of the highest points in Hampshire and also the highest point in the South Downs National Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

This country park contains 1400 acres (6 km˛) of open access woodland and downland within the East Hampshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Amberley Wild Brooks

This wetland area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest which floods in winter and is known for its wildfowl. It is situated next to the River Arun while the pretty village of Amberley lies just to the north. Also nearby is the splendid Parham House with its deer park and gardens.

Devils Dyke

Devil's Dyke V-shaped dry valley is the result of solifluction and river erosion.

Ditchling Beacon

Third-highest point on the South Downs giving fantastic views of the Downs.

Exton

You will pass right through the pretty village of Exton on the River Meon (right).

Alfriston

This historic village with its lovely church and water meadows has plenty of pubs and cafes for refreshments. It is situated conveniently right on the trail.

Long Man of Wilmington

The Long Man of Wilmington is a hill figure located in Wilmington, East Sussex, on the steep slopes of Windover Hill. The figure dates from the sixteenth or seventeenth century.

Eastbourne

The popular seaside town marks the end of the trail

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GPS Files

GPX File

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