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South Downs Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find South Downs 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 National Park walks listed below cater for walkers of all abilities from easy low-level circular walks to long day walks across the downs. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPX files. The walks cover some sections of the South Downs Way and other long distance footpaths that cross the region.

3575High and Over White Horseeasy2.00
3488Devil's Dyke Circulareasy2.50
1629The River Arun & South Stoke from Amberleyeasy4.60
1633Charleston Farm & Firle Beaconeasy/mod4.60
3548★☩Stoughton, Kingley Vale & Bow Hill from Stoughton Downeasy/mod5.20
1425Midhurst Way - Petworth to Midhursteasy/mod5.50
2232Midhurst and Woolbeding from Easebourneeasy/mod6.00
1835Treyford & Didling from Hooksway easy/mod6.00
1983Edburton Hill from Fulkingeasy/mod6.10
1638Beachy Head & Eastbourne from East Deaneasy/mod6.20
2835Arundel to Amberley easy6.20
1917Rackham Hill from Amberleyeasy/mod6.50
1872Charlton, Singleton & Goodwood Circulareasy/mod6.50
3464Rackham Hill & Kithurst Hill Circulareasy/mod6.70
1770Southease or Rodmell to Falmereasy/mod6.75
2109Upper Beeding to Washington by the South Downs Wayeasy/mod7.00
1667Blackpatch Hill & Harrow Hill from near Storringtoneasy/mod7.20
3080Arundel Park and the River Aruneasy/mod7.20
1782Steyning Round Hill and No Man's Landmoderate7.50
3213Pyecombe, Devil's Dyke & Upper Beedingeasy/mod8.00
3305Amberley Mount and Wepham Down from Burphameasy/mod8.00
2394East Meon & Wether Downeasy/mod8.00
3078Cissbury Ring & Chanctonbury Ring from Washingtoneasy/mod8.25
1628Bignor Hill and The Denture from Amberley moderate8.70
2684Falmer to Pyecombe & Blackcap by South Downs Waymoderate8.75
3120Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Waymoderate9.00
1424Midhurst Way - Haslemere Stn to Midhurst Bus Stnmoderate9.50
3574★☩Firle Beacon & Cuckmere Valleymoderate10.40
3487★☩Edburton Hill & Devil's Dyke from Saddlescombehard10.50
1858Cissbury Ring and Chanctonbury Ring from Steyningmoderate10.50
2227East Dean Circularmoderate11.00
2236Wolstonbury Hill and Pyecombe from Patchammoderate11.00
2533East Meon to Old Winchester Hillmoderate12.00
1015Ouse Valley & Beddingham Hill from Newhaven Tide Millsmoderate12.00
1888Cissbury Ring, Chanctonbury Ring & Coombesmoderate12.50
2422Butser Hill and Wether Down from Buritonmoderate12.50
3516Eastbourne to Alfriston by the South Downs Waymod/hard12.50
2903Stanmer to Streatmoderate12.50
1466Amberley and Arundel Circularmoderate13.00
3310Washington to Littleton Farm by the South Downs Waymoderate13.00
1038Firle Beacon from Southeasemoderate13.25
1357The Seven Sisters from Exceatmoderate14.00
2419Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewesmod/hard17.00
1423Midhurst Way - Arundel to Midhurstmod/hard19.00
1615Amberley & East Dean Circularmod/hard21.00

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South Downs Guide

The South Downs is Britain's newest National Park and stretches from Winchester to Beachy Head. Steeped in history there are ancient hill-forts, barrows, a Roman road and deserted medieval villages. The area has a rich diversity of natural habitats including flower-studded chalk grassland, ancient woodland, flood meadow, lowland heath and the particularly rare chalk heathland. This varied environment provides an excellent basis for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, such as walking, cycling and horse riding.
South Downs Walking Guide

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