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South Downs Way Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find South Downs Way walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

The South Downs Way walks listed below include both circular and linear routes along this 100 mile (160km) National Trail. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPS files. The walks include all the highlights of this trail which follows a number of old routes and droveways across the chalk escarpment and ridges of the South Downs with many fine views along the way. The route also benefits from effective waymarking making navigation easy.

1015Ouse Valley & Beddingham Hill from Newhaven Tide Millsmoderate12.00
1034Beacon and Old Winchester Hills on the South Downsmoderate10.50
1038Firle Beacon from Southeasemoderate13.25
1357The Seven Sisters from Exceatmoderate14.00
1466Amberley and Arundel Circularmoderate13.00
1615Amberley & East Dean Circularmod/hard21.00
1628Bignor Hill and The Denture from Amberley moderate8.70
1629The River Arun & South Stoke from Amberleyeasy4.60
1633Charleston Farm & Firle Beaconeasy/mod4.60
1638Beachy Head & Eastbourne from East Deaneasy/mod6.20
1667Blackpatch Hill & Harrow Hill from near Storringtoneasy/mod7.20
1770Southease or Rodmell to Falmereasy/mod6.75
1782Steyning Round Hill and No Man's Landmoderate7.50
1835Treyford & Didling from Hooksway easy/mod6.00
1858Cissbury Ring and Chanctonbury Ring from Steyningmoderate10.50
1888Cissbury Ring, Chanctonbury Ring & Coombesmoderate12.50
1917Rackham Hill from Amberleyeasy/mod6.50
1983Edburton Hill from Fulkingeasy/mod6.10
2109Upper Beeding to Washington by the South Downs Wayeasy/mod7.00
2227East Dean Circularmoderate11.00
2236Wolstonbury Hill and Pyecombe from Patchammoderate11.00
2394East Meon & Wether Downeasy/mod8.00
2419Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewesmod/hard18.30
2422Butser Hill and Wether Down from Buritonmoderate12.50
2486Plumpton Green & South Downseasy/mod7.70
2533East Meon to Old Winchester Hillmoderate12.00
2662Beacon Hill and Warnford from Extoneasy/mod6.00
2684Falmer to Pyecombe & Blackcap by South Downs Waymoderate8.75
2710Old Winchester Hill from Extoneasy/mod5.50
2903Stanmer to Streatmoderate12.50
3078Cissbury Ring & Chanctonbury Ring from Washingtoneasy/mod8.25
3120Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Waymoderate9.00
3213Pyecombe, Devil's Dyke & Upper Beedingeasy/mod8.00
3260Butser Hill Circulareasy/mod6.90
3305Amberley Mount and Wepham Down from Burphameasy/mod8.00
3310Washington to Littleton Farm by the South Downs Waymoderate13.00
3464Rackham Hill & Kithurst Hill Circulareasy/mod6.70
3487★☩Edburton Hill & Devil's Dyke from Saddlescombehard10.50
3488Devil's Dyke Circulareasy2.50
3516Eastbourne to Alfriston by the South Downs Waymod/hard12.50
3574★☩Firle Beacon & Cuckmere Valleymoderate10.40

Note - Walks are listed in numerical order.

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