South Downs Way

Beschrijving

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  1. Name South Downs Way
  2. Lengte van pad 163 km, 101 mijl
  3. Lengte in dagen 8 dagen
  4. Start van pad Eastbourne
  5. Traildino graad EW, Makkelijke wandeling, natuurpad

South Downs Way

101 miles, 162 km, 8 days

National Trail

The South Downs Way is a National Trail, like its northern neighbour, the North Downs Way.

The Way is one of the most popular walks in England. The 100 mile or so start in Bournemouth, and here the walker is offered two choices. The coastal path runs along spectacular chalk cliffs, among them the Seven Sisters. This stretch is for walkers only. The inland leg is also accessible for cyclists and on horseback, as is the rest of the trail up till its end point in the historical city of Winchester.
 
The Downs essentially is a range of broad hills, mostly bare, cultivated with crops and grassland, offering good views over a patchwork of fields on both sides. The path mostly stays on the crest of the hills, but often dips into North South running ceasures where one usually has to cross, often in perilous  circumstances, busy roads. That's one thing to mention: sandwiched between London and the cities in the south, this is a busy part of the country. 
 
Originally, the chalk hills offered a rich and varied biosphere for all sorts of rare plants and insects, but these days, the only places you may spot these living treasures, are sites protected by conservationist organisations. All the rest of the country is quite dullified, the result of the interaction of farmers wishing to earn a decent living and consumers wishing to pay low prices.
 
Accommodation on the trail itself is scarce. A few Youth Hostels and the odd village. Most of the villages lie in the lowlands, way off the path. But the before mentioned suicide road crossings come in handy here, because regular bus services will carry you off and on the trail, into the villages and even seaside resorts like Brighton.
 
It may be lovely weather on the downs, with all kinds of birds and warblers whirling around, and even Red Kite and Raven in the air. But there also may be ferocious winds and rains, which, in a open landscape, is surely going to test your guts: be well prepared. 
Select some tracks
South Downs Way, 164km
South Downs Way (Inland Route), 13km

Beoordelingen

Beoordeling 8.8 | 4 stemmen | No 8. in Verenigd Koninkrijk
  • Henk Nouws Mei 2016
  • Beoordeling 8
  • Positief Pretty villages, great pubs
  • Negatief A busy area, between London and the South Coast
  • Philipp Oktober 2016
  • Beoordeling 9
  • Rory
  • Beoordeling 8
  • Positief The South Downs Way is covered in history, a truly beautiful walk. At times open and windy, others sheltered by woodland, but all the time a real joy to walk. Easy going, charming scenery and great pubs either side of the downs. I live on the South Downs and will say that this is the best way to experience this part of England.
  • Aaron Barnes Augustus 2006
  • Beoordeling 10
  • Positief Everything. Easy walking with fantastic views from start to finish. Plentyful accomodation. My favourite trail so far (2012, walked in 2006) and it will be difficult to beat. Just do it!
  • Negatief I can't think of anything other than - watch out for rampaging cyclists! (Disclaimer - cast majority of cyclists are excellent - there are however always one or two idiots that seem to be intent on mowing down walkers!) Much is classified bridleway so just be aware that the route is well used by various different groups and can be busy!
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South Downs Way

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2017
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United Kingdom
2017
  • Sussex (Slow Travel) Bradt Guide
  • This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt`s much-praised guide to Sussex, including the South Downs, Eastern Weald and Coast offers a greater and more personal selection of places to explore and discover than any other guide. Resident expert author Tim Locke takes a leisurely, detailed approach that is highly personal, honest and critical,... Read more
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Netherlands
2019
  • Reisgids Back Roads Great Britain | Dorling Kindersley
  • Take to the open road with Back Roads Great Britain and discover 25 leisurely drives through the country`s beautiful villages and stunning landscapes. Explore the spectacular scenery of the Lake District, follow a whisky trail through the Highlands or discover picturesque coastal villages in Cornwall. Packed with insider tips and information,... Read more
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2019
  • DK Eyewitness `Back Roads` Great Britain
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  • Brighton & Hove - Lewes & Burgess Hill OS Explorer OL11
  • Brighton and Hove area of Sussex on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL11, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends along the coast from Newhaven westwards to Lancing, inland to beyond Burgess Hill, and includes Peacehaven, Portslade-by-Sea, Shoreham-by-Sea, Lewes, Ringmer, Glyndebourne... Read more
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  • Chichester, South Harting & Selsey OS Explorer Map OL8 (paper)
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Pathfinder East Sussex & the South Downs Walks
  • The Pathfinder(R) Guide to East Sussex & the South Downs Walks contains 28 fantastic circular walks across the county, much of which lies inside the new South Downs National Park. Each walk in Pathfinder(R) Guide to East Sussex & the South Downs Walks is accompanied by clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints to help you... Read more
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2014
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  • The Pathfinder(R) Guide to East Sussex & the South Downs Walks contains 28 fantastic circular walks across the county, much of which lies inside the new South Downs National Park. Each walk in Pathfinder(R) Guide to East Sussex & the South Downs Walks is accompanied by clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints to help you... Read more
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  • South Downs Way
  • ?The South Downs Way runs for 100 miles (160 km) from the cathedral city of Winchester to the spectacular white cliffs of East Sussex, finishing at Eastbourne. The undulating route offers extensive views north over the Weald and south towards the sea.It forms the backbone of Britains newest National Park, with rolling farmland, woodland and... Read more
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  • South Downs Way
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Netherlands
  • South Downs Way
  • <DIV><DIV><DIV>Fully revised second edition. This 100-mile footpath follows the line of chalk hills stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne. Walking the length of the Downs is the best way to experience this beautiful landscape with its mixture of rolling hills, steep hanging woodland and windswept fields. You"ll also pass... Read more
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Belgium
  • South Downs Way
  • <DIV><DIV><DIV>Fully revised second edition. This 100-mile footpath follows the line of chalk hills stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne. Walking the length of the Downs is the best way to experience this beautiful landscape with its mixture of rolling hills, steep hanging woodland and windswept fields. You"ll also pass... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • South Downs Way
  • <DIV>Fully revised third edition. This 100-mile footpath follows the line of chalk hills stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne. Walking the length of the Downs is the best way to experience this beautiful landscape with its mixture of rolling hills, steep hanging woodland and windswept fields. You'll also pass through picture-postcard... Read more
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  • South Downs Way
  • <DIV>Fully revised third edition. This 100-mile footpath follows the line of chalk hills stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne. Walking the length of the Downs is the best way to experience this beautiful landscape with its mixture of rolling hills, steep hanging woodland and windswept fields. You'll also pass through picture-postcard... Read more
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Netherlands
2011
  • Walks in the South Downs National Park
  • A walking guide to the South Downs National Park. 40 day walks for all abilities are described, from Winchester to Eastbourne. With some of the most iconic landscapes in southern England, including the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, and such well-loved landmarks as Ditchling Beacon and atmospheric ancient monuments... Read more
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2011
  • Walks in the South Downs National Park
  • A walking guide to the South Downs National Park. 40 day walks for all abilities are described, from Winchester to Eastbourne. With some of the most iconic landscapes in southern England, including the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, and such well-loved landmarks as Ditchling Beacon and atmospheric ancient monuments... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • West Sussex & the South Downs Walks
  • The Pathfinder(R) Guide to West Sussex & the South Downs Walks contains 28 fantastic circular walks across the county, much of which lies inside the new South Downs National Park. Walkers of all abilities can experience a variety of walking routes in a range of difficulty with this Pathfinder(R) guide which takes you from gentle riverside... Read more
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Belgium
2017
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  • The Pathfinder(R) Guide to West Sussex & the South Downs Walks contains 28 fantastic circular walks across the county, much of which lies inside the new South Downs National Park. Walkers of all abilities can experience a variety of walking routes in a range of difficulty with this Pathfinder(R) guide which takes you from gentle riverside... Read more
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Netherlands
  • The Good Mountain Biking Guide
  • The Good Mountain Biking Guide is the most comprehensive guide on the subject yet published. It is a huge book comprising 640 pages of tightly packed information covering every area that has access to great mountain bike trails. The Guide has a wealth of detailed information and purpose drawn maps of 400 natural areas and 100 Trail centres in... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mountain Biking on the North Downs
  • This guidebook covers 20 mountain biking routes set throughout the length and breadth of the North Downs, from Farnham in the west to Dover in the east, as well as a route along the Downs Link, which joins the North Downs Way with the South Downs Way. They range from 18.5km to 59km in length and up to 90% off road. The routes, illustrated with... Read more
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  • Unforgettable Walks
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  • Unforgettable Walks
  • To accompany her primetime ITV series, Best Walks with a View, Julia Bradbury takes us on eight of the UK`s best-loved walks, showcasing the beauty of Britain and navigating the reader through the sights and sounds, the flora and fauna and the past and present of eight fascinating and relaxing paths, all of them well-trodden but still full of... Read more
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