Walking in the South Downs

The South Downs has a network of over 2000 miles of well-managed, well-signed and easily accessible trails. What better way to experience the sights and sounds of the area than by exploring on foot, horseback or bicycle. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the high chalk downland and the small fields and deep wooded valleys of the Weald. Discover the ancient history of the area with its Iron Age hill-forts, historic castles, charming old villages, and parish churches.

Amberley Sign

Walking Holidays

Footprints of Sussex run walking holidays throughout the South East. Based at Steyning on the South Downs Way. Can arrange accommodation, baggage transfers and up to date route infomation. Contact Keith McKenna on 01903 813381.

Annual South Downs Way Walk
The annual West Sussex County Council organised walk along the full length of the South Downs Way will take place over the nine days from 18th to 26th June 2010.

This will be the 31st year of this ever-popular event and the walk this time will be from Winchester to Eastbourne. Full details and booking forms are available on the official website:www.southdownsway.com

Useful Links

www.ramblers.org.uk – The Ramblers are Britain’s biggest walking charity. Their website is full of advice and information to help you get the best out of walking, including their group walks finder to help you locate a led walk in the South Downs.