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I couldn't actually tell you where the South Downs Way starts in the city of Winchester. walking with some great views as I stroll to the edge of West Sussex. Intro; Route information; About the South Downs Way Eastbourne in East Sussex - Grid ref: TV (start or finish); Winchester in Hampshire - Grid ref: SU. The Jubilee Way (East Sussex) (12 miles circular route) used some of the South Downs Way at Eastbourne and that part of it not on the South Downs Way is.

The South Downs Way is a long-distance path from Winchester in Hampshire to the white cliffs of Eastbourne in Sussex. The path is open to walkers, cyclists and​. 10 wonderful walking routes in the South Downs that start and end at a country A classic walk in every way, from a pub right out of central casting The Downs themselves may be the star turn hereabouts, but the Sussex. Read our in-depth visitor guide to the South Downs Way route, a long historic Winchester in Hampshire to the coastal resort of Eastbourne in East Sussex and​.

10 wonderful walking routes in the South Downs that start and end at a country A classic walk in every way, from a pub right out of central casting The Downs themselves may be the star turn hereabouts, but the Sussex. Read our in-depth visitor guide to the South Downs Way route, a long historic Winchester in Hampshire to the coastal resort of Eastbourne in East Sussex and​. Intro; Route information; About the South Downs Way Eastbourne in East Sussex - Grid ref: TV (start or finish); Winchester in Hampshire - Grid ref: SU.






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Soon you have fantastic views over Steyning to the North and the coast near Shoreham-on-Sea to the south. Soon the path descends from the downs to the banks of the River Adur then following the river into Upper Beeding.

Upper Beeding to Pyecombe 8 miles. This walk begins beside the river Adur in Upper Beeding which it follows south before climbing back up onto the downs, with views over the river valley.

At the top you enjoy views over the South Coast towards Brighton and to the north, soon passing the famous beauty spot of Devil's Dyke. The suburbs of Brighton are clearly visible as the path descends down to Pyecombe. Pyecombe to Lewes 7 miles. This walk begins from the village of Pyecombe and climbs to the two windmills at Claytton known as Jack and Jill.

From there the path climbs to the top of the downs passing Coombe Bottom and the beautiful Ditchling Beacon, as well as a couple of dew ponds. Soon the South Downs Way turns to the right but here continue straight on to Blackcap then follow the bridleway down past the old racecourse and in to the attractive Saxon town of Lewes.

Lewes to Southease 9 miles. This walk begins from the attractive town of Lewes, a short distance from the South Downs Way. The walk begins to climb to Blackcap then back onto the South Downs Way. From here the path heads south over Balmer Down to the A27, crossing the road then round past Kingston near Lewes and on to the beautiful village of Southease, crossing the river Ouse to the station. Seaford to Southease 11 miles.

This walk begins from the coastal town of Seaford a short distance from the South Downs Way. Passing over Seaford Head you get fantastic views of the path over the Seven Sisters ahead then head inland to follow the banks of the river Cuckmere through Westdean, Litlington and Alfriston. From Alfirston the path climbs onto the downs offering stunning views all around before descending to Southease, a few miles north of Newhaven.

Seaford - Eastbourne 10 miles. This walk starts from the small town of Seaford on the coast, initially following the Vanguard Way before joining the South Downs Way at the village of Exceat. From Beachy Head it is then a short walk into the resort of Eastbourne.

Eastbourne - Exceat 10 miles. This walk starts at the eastern end of the South Downs Way in Eastbourne and follows the inland section of the path to Exceat. Climbing initially out of Eastbourne the path offers beautiful views around the bay towards Bexhill. Along its summit runs the South Downs Way.

The walks below have been chosen to take full advantage of the variety of this downland landscape as autumn casts its spell, while the pubs are recommended for their authentic country atmosphere and warm welcome. The Explorer maps recommended for each of the walks below are published by Ordnance Survey ordnancesurvey.

Either take the footpath south over Went Hill towards Birling Gap clockwise or west towards Crowlink and Flagstaff Point anti-clockwise. Both have sweeping views over open downland towards the coast.

To make the most of the roller coaster that is the Seven Sisters, walk past Birling Gap beyond Belle Tout Lighthouse and circle back inland past Horseshoe Plantation before heading north again to East Dean.

Variety is the spice of life but also of a good walk. This one has the lot, from a river walk near the charming village of Litlington in the Cuckmere Valley to Friston Forest with its magnificent beeches and both the Long Man of Wilmington and the Litlington White Horse, each cut into the chalk hillside.

Follow the river north from Litlington until you are opposite Alfriston on the far bank. Then take the path up on to the Downs towards the Long Man, which is best seen from under the escarpment along the Wealdway towards Folkington. The village of Firle, with its adjacent stately home and park, has managed to retain its authentic old-world atmosphere without being preserved in National Trust aspic.

This walk into the heart of the South Downs has great views to the sea and passes Charleston Farmhouse, home of the Bloomsbury Group, on the return leg.

The interior valleys of the Downs known as bottoms are well worth exploring and Blackstone Bottom to the south is one of the best.

The Downs themselves may be the star turn hereabouts, but the Sussex Weald below has its own enchantments. This walk is a delightful mix of woodland and rolling meadowland including a short stretch up on to the Downs themselves for some sensational views north from Black Cap.

Tucked away off the beaten-track, the Jolly Sportsman is a gastropub that excels at both pub and gastro elements. The return journey past Warningore Wood reveals more captivating Weald scenery.

This walk shows off the incredible variety of Sussex Weald landscapes, including Amberley Wild Brooks, an acre River Arun flood plain that is particularly atmospheric in autumn. Head south to the footpath along the River Arun, crossing it at the footbridge about a mile upriver. Follow the path to Amberley and a four-mile central stretch north across the moody swampland of the Wild Brooks to Coldwaltham.

Here, head north through Coldwaltham Park Wood before circling south through two miles of mixed woodland towards Bignor and its Roman Villa. The resident herd of fallow deer is the oldest and largest in England, while the adjacent countryside around Tillington has stirring views of the Downs.