South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath and bridleway running along the South Downs in southern England. It is one of 16 National Trails in England and Wales. The trail runs for 160 km from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in East Sussex, with an about 4,150 m of ascent and descent.

Maps needed for walking the South Downs Way. OS 132 OS 199 OS 120 OS 121 OS 122 OS 123


Route map for South Downs Way by Walking Rambler on


StageStart PointEnd PointDistance (miles)Ascent (feet)
Stage 1WinchesterExton12.31155
Stage 2Exton Buriton12.51434
Stage 3BuritonCocking11.11407
Stage 4CockingAmberley12.11270
Stage 5AmberleyUpper Beeding13.71693
Stage 6Upper BreedingPyecombe6.61014
Stage 8KingstonAlfinston11.61486
Stage 9AlfinstonEastboure10.91824