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South Downs Way, Hampshire to East Sussex

South Downs National Park

With wildlife, white cliffs and watering holes along the way, the 100-mile South Downs Way is a quintessentially British walk.

Also in East Sussex, United KingdomHampshire, United KingdomWest Sussex, United Kingdom

Hiking Moderate

163 km
3.2 km
3.2 km
1 day +
Low Point
1 m
High Point
242 m
South Downs Way, Hampshire to East Sussex Map

On our list of best hikes in London, the route begins in Winchester, the first capital of England, and traverses pretty countryside until you reach the rippling chalk cliffs at Eastbourne.


It takes around eight days to hike the entire easy-to-follow route. The hike is best done from west to east, or it can be split into short sections.

Highlights along the way include the Seven Sisters Country Park, the Amberley Working Museum and Devil’s Dyke. It is also dotted with some great pubs, such as the Bull at Ditchling, which is a good spot to rest weary feet.

Featured in the Much Better Adventures "Best Hikes In The UK: 10 Of The Most Adventurous Routes": https://www.muchbetteradventures.com/magazine/10-of-the-best-hikes-in-the-uk/



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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