The South Downs Way

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The 160 kilometre long South Downs Way follows the old routes and droveways along the chalk escarpment and ridges of the South Downs. The route provides the visitor with the opportunity “to get away from it all” without having to travel too far in this busy part of England. The undulating route provides a wonderful trip for long distance riders as well as walkers. It also provides interesting day trips and short breaks.

The Trail is shared by walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Cyclists note; don’t come up quietly on a horse from behind. Give a friendly shout so the horse and rider know you’re coming.

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