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South Downs Way Walks,
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

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.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1015Ouse Valley & Beddingham Hill from Newhaven Tide Millsmoderate12.00
1034Beacon and Old Winchester Hills on the South Downsmoderate10.50
1038Firle Beacon from Southeasemoderate13.25
1357Exceat circular via the Seven Sistersmoderate14.00
1466Amberley circular via Arundelmoderate13.00
1615Amberley circular via East Deanmod/hard21.00
1628Bignor Hill and The Denture from Amberley moderate8.70
1629The River Arun & South Stoke from Amberley easy4.60
1633Charleston Farm & Firle Beacon from Firleeasy/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 Land from Steyningmoderate7.50
1835Treyford & Didling from Hooksway easy/mod6.00
1858Cissbury Ring and Chanctonbury Ring from Steyningmoderate10.50
1917Rackham Hill from Amberleyeasy/mod6.50
2109Upper Beeding to Washington by the South Downs Wayeasy/mod7.00
2227East Dean Circularmoderate11.00
2236Wolstonbury Hill and Pyecombe from Patchammoderate11.00
2419Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewesmod/hard17.00
2422Butser Hill and Wether Down from Buritonmoderate12.50
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
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
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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