South Downs Way

South Downs Way Information

Where: Winchester to Eastbourne
Distance: 100 miles / 160km)
Level: Challenging
Type: Bridleway / linear
Accommodation: 28 places to stay
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The South Downs Way was the first bridleway in the UK. It has been guiding cyclists and walkers through some of the finest countryside between Winchester, the first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs at Eastbourne for many years.

If you're looking for attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages, or if you just fancy a challenge, the South Downs Way is a great choice. Mountain bikes necessary.

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