South Downs

Description

The South Downs is a range of chalk hills in the south of England. It is one of the most important chalk landscapes in England. When hiking the South Downs Way - one of the most popular National Trails of England - one will enjoy great views over the surrounding land.

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 1 vote | No 6. in United Kingdom
  • John P June 2018
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Rounded hills, with long views as they are generally not tree covered, pretty villages with ancient pubs. Ox-eye daisies and a profusion of wild flowers and some prehistoric hill forts and the like
  • Negative This is not mountain country!
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Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • Fastpacking
  • Guidebook to fastpacking - multi-day running trips carrying the bare essentials - in the UK, Europe and beyond. Includes 12 route ideas (all tried and tested), fastpacking stories from around the world (featuring Jez Bragg, Anna Frost and Jasmin Paris), and invaluable tips and tricks to help you prepare for your own running adventure. Read more
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2018
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • Walking in Sussex
  • Walking in Sussex describes 40 circular walks that show the great variety of scenery and history in Sussex. Short walks and more demanding routes, including outline descriptions of some of the region's long-distance paths. Covers the South Downs, High Weald and Ashdown Forest. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2011
  • Sussex Walking
  • Accomplished walker Kev Reynolds’s Cicerone guide to Walking in Sussex is a thorough exploration of one of the Home Counties’ finest walking destinations. Routes across Sussex have been woven for many generations; with paths and track-ways whose purpose was to aid the hunter, home-maker, flint-miner, iron-worker, soldier, farmer, smuggler,... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The National Trails
  • This inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
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Netherlands
2015
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The South Downs Way Map Booklet
  • Map of the 100 mile (160km) South Downs Way National Trail, between Eastbourne and Winchester. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail and shows the full route on OS 1:25,000 maps. The trail typically takes a week to walk and is suitable for most levels of ability. Read more
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United Kingdom
2017
  • The South Downs Way Map Booklet
  • All the mapping you need to complete the 100 mile (160km) South Downs Way National Trail, between Eastbourne and Winchester. With easy walking on ancient trackways, the route features wooded areas, river valleys and attractive villages and is rich in natural, geological and historical interest.This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The South Downs Way Map Booklet
  • All the mapping you need to complete the 100 mile (160km) South Downs Way National Trail, between Eastbourne and Winchester. With easy walking on ancient trackways, the route features wooded areas, river valleys and attractive villages and is rich in natural, geological and historical interest. This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The South Downs Way Map Booklet
  • All the mapping you need to complete the 100 mile (160km) South Downs Way National Trail, between Eastbourne and Winchester. With easy walking on ancient trackways, the route features wooded areas, river valleys and attractive villages and is rich in natural, geological and historical interest. This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The South Downs Way
  • Guidebook to walking the South Downs Way National Trail, a 100 mile (160km) route between Winchester and Eastbourne through the South Downs National Park, described in both directions over 12 stages. Easy walking on ancient and historical tracks, taking in wooded areas, delightful river valleys and pretty villages. With 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • South Downs Way
  • The South Downs Way National Trail is a 100 mile (160km) walk between Eastbourne and Winchester, staying within the glorious South Downs National Park for its entire length. Presented here in 12 stages of up to 12 miles (19km), the route is described in both east-west and west-east. A waymarked trail with very few stiles, it can be walked at... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The South Downs Way
  • The South Downs Way National Trail is a 100 mile (160km) walk between Eastbourne and Winchester, staying within the glorious South Downs National Park for its entire length. Presented here in 12 stages of up to 12 miles (19km), the route is described in both east-west and west-east. A waymarked trail with very few stiles, it can be walked at... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walks in the South Downs National Park
  • Guidebook with 40 circular walks throughout the South Downs National Park, exploring the beautiful chalk hills between Eastbourne and Winchester. The walks range from under 5 miles to 11 miles, including Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, Ditchling Beacon and hundreds of prehistoric sites. Accessible all year, but wild flowers best in spring. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • South Downs National Park Walks
  • Guidebook to 40 day walks in the South Downs National Park. The walks, which are designed to suit all abilities, are dotted all over the National Park and range from 43/4 miles (7.5km) to 11 miles (17.5km). Each walk is circular, and where possible begins and ends at a place accessible by public transport. With some of the most iconic... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walks in the South Downs National Park
  • Guidebook with 40 circular walks throughout the South Downs National Park, exploring the beautiful chalk hills between Eastbourne and Winchester. The walks range from under 5 miles to 11 miles, including Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, Ditchling Beacon and hundreds of prehistoric sites. Accessible all year, but wild flowers best in spring. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Walking in the South Downs National Park | Cicerone
  • Goede wandelgids uit de bekende Cicerone serie, dus met mooie foto's en duidelijke routebeschrijvingen en kaartjes. Guidebook to 40 day walks in the South Downs National Park. The walks, which are designed to suit all abilities, are dotted all over the National Park and range from 4¾ miles (7.5km) to 11 miles (17.5km). Each walk is circular,... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Walks in the South Downs National Park
  • The South Downs became a national park in 2011, and this book is a guide to exploring these beautiful chalk hills between Eastbourne and Winchester. The walks range from under 5 miles to 11 miles, including Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters and Ditchling Beacon, and visit many of the ancient prehistoric sites in the area. Providing many of the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Walks in the South Downs National Park
  • The South Downs became a national park in 2011, and this book is a guide to exploring these beautiful chalk hills between Eastbourne and Winchester. The walks range from under 5 miles to 11 miles, including Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters and Ditchling Beacon, and visit many of the ancient prehistoric sites in the area. Providing many of the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • East Sussex - Year Round Walks
  • The twenty circular walks in this volume vary in length from 4 to 6 and three quarter miles and are enjoyable all the year round. The author has divided the routes into seasons to show each at its very best. There are also notes on what can be seen along the way from castles to timber-framed houses and from butterflies and moths to dog roses... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Back Roads Great Britain
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Unforgettable Walks: Best Walks with a View
  • From Dorset`s iconic Jurassic Coast to the picturesque Cotswolds and the rugged Peaks, join Julia Bradbury as she travels across Britain in search of the perfect walk, the perfect view - and the perfect pub. Britain is a nation of walkers. Walking is ingrained in our identity - and our passion for the countryside is stronger than ever.... Read more
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  • Unforgettable Walks
  • From Dorset's iconic Jurassic Coast to the picturesque Cotswolds and the rugged Peaks, join Julia Bradbury as she travels across Britain in search of the perfect walk, the perfect view - and the perfect pub. Britain is a nation of walkers. Walking is ingrained in our identity - and our passion for the countryside is stronger than ever.... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • South Downs Way - Winchester to Eastbourne - 5th ed.
  • South Downs Way in Trailblazer’s British Walking Guides series; highly practical, informative and portable guides designed with the adventurous walker in mind, and produced by one of the leading outdoor guide-book publishers. Each title in the series explores a range of popular walking routes and long-distance footpaths in England, Scotland and... Read more
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  • South Downs Way
  • Fully revised and rewalked fifth edition of this popular guidebook.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... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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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  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Railway Walks: GWR & SR
  • Jeff Vinter, consultant to the BBC`s popular ”Railway Walks” series, here guides the walker along ten of the best railway paths in the south of England, ranging from the Camel Trail in scenic north Cornwall to the densely wooded tracks of the Forest of Dean, and taking in the Downs Link across the rolling countryside of West Sussex and Surrey,... Read more
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  • Railway Walks
  • Jeff Vinter, consultant to the BBC's popular Railway Walks series, here guides the walker along ten of the best railway paths in the south of England, ranging from the Camel Trail in scenic north Cornwall to the densely wooded tracks of the Forest of Dean, and taking in the Downs Link across the rolling countryside of West Sussex and Surrey, as... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Railway Walks
  • Jeff Vinter, consultant to the BBC's popular Railway Walks series, here guides the walker along ten of the best railway paths in the south of England, ranging from the Camel Trail in scenic north Cornwall to the densely wooded tracks of the Forest of Dean, and taking in the Downs Link across the rolling countryside of West Sussex and Surrey, as... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 52 Favourite West Sussex Walks
  • Richard Williamson`s weekly walking column has long been one of the most popular features in the ”Chichester Observer”, ”Worthing Observer” and ”West Sussex Gazette”. Now, following the format that has proved such a hit over the years, for the first time he has compiled his favourite walks - one for every week of the year - with hand-drawn... Read more
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United Kingdom
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  • South Downs Way (Trailblazer British Walking Guides)
  • The South Downs Way is a 100-mile National Trail footpath which follows the line of chalk hills stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne in southern England. 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
Bol.com
Belgium
  • South Downs Way (Trailblazer British Walking Guides)
  • The South Downs Way is a 100-mile National Trail footpath which follows the line of chalk hills stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne in southern England. 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Sussex (Slow Travel): South Downs, Weald & Coast
  • 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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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Chichester & The South Downs AA Walker`s Map 20
  • Chichester and The South Downs at 1:25,000 in a series of Walker’s Maps published by the AA with the cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. Maps in the AA Walker’s series are identical to the OS Explorer maps and provide plenty of recreational and tourist information, indicating in England and Wales the traditional public... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • South Downs Way Adventure Atlas
  • The South Downs Way at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. The atlas shows the whole course of this national trail from Winchester to Eastbourne, with the variants via the Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, or via Jevington.To see... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • South Downs Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The South Downs Way, a 160km / 100 mile National Trail from Eastbourne to Winchester, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on nine panels, with additional small street plans of Eastbourne and Winchester. Map legend and the accompanying notes are also in French and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Great Cycle Routes: The North and South Downs
  • Great Cycle Routes: The North and South Downs provides a selection of enjoyable on and off road rides in the area, varying length and level of difficulty, and ranging in duration from a leisurely couple of hours to full day excursions. The book features twenty five individually graded routes, each with a factfile and full information. Useful... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • England Coast Path Adventure Map - Minehead to Brean Down
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Minehead to Brean Down Adventure Map covers a 58 mile (93km) section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kent & East Sussex Cycle Tours
  • ”Kent and East Sussex” is one of 10 titles in the ”Cycle Tours” series. The series has now been in continuous print for more than 15 years and with regular route revisions and updating the successful formula has gathered a large following.Each book in the series contains 20 routes all of which are either totally new or have been re-ridden and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Thames Path A-Z Adventure Atlas
  • The A-Z Adventure series features the accuracy and quality of Ordnance Survey`s Explorer mapping in a convenient book, therefore eliminating the need to fold and re-fold a large sheet map to the desired area. OS Explorer is Ordnance Survey`s most detailed mapping at a scale of 1:25 000 showing public rights of way, open access land, national... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Thames Path Adventure Atlas
  • The A-Z Adventure series features the accuracy and quality of Ordnance Survey`s Explorer mapping in a convenient book, therefore eliminating the need to fold and re-fold a large sheet map to the desired area. OS Explorer is Ordnance Survey`s most detailed mapping at a scale of 1:25 000 showing public rights of way, open access land, national... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Thames Path Adventure Atlas
  • The A-Z Adventure series features the accuracy and quality of Ordnance Survey`s Explorer mapping in a convenient book, therefore eliminating the need to fold and re-fold a large sheet map to the desired area. OS Explorer is Ordnance Survey`s most detailed mapping at a scale of 1:25 000 showing public rights of way, open access land, national... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Surrey & West Sussex Cycle Tours
  • ”Surrey and West Sussex” is one of 10 titles in the updated ”Cycle Tours” series. The series has now been in continuous print for more than 15 years and with regular route revisions and updating the successful formula has gathered a large following. Each book in the series contains 20 routes all of which are either totally new or have been... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • England Coast Path - Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path, it... Read more
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  • England Coast Path Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path, it... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • England Coast Path - Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path,... Read more
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  • England Coast Path Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • England Coast Path Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Eastbourne & Beachy Head 25K AA/OS Walker`s Map No. 30
  • Eastbourne and Beachy Head at 1:25,000 in a series of Walker’s Maps published by the AA with the cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. Coverage includes Seven Sisters and the Cuckmere Haven, the start of the South Downs Way, Seaford, Newhaven, Alfriston, Firle, Glynde, Ringmer, Uckfield, Buxted, Heathfield, Herstmonceux,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Brighton & The South Downs 25K AA/OS Walker`s Map No. 15
  • Brighton and The South Downs at 1:25,000 in a series of Walker’s Maps published by the AA with the cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. Coverage includes Hove, Shorehan-by-Sea, Upper Beeding, Henfield, Hickstead, Hurstpierpoint, Burgess Hill, Ditchling, Plumpton, Lewes, Glynde, Ringmer, Newhaven, etc.Maps in the AA Walker’s... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • South Downs Way - Walking the South Downs Way, Self Guided
  • South Downs Way walking holidays from Macs Adventure. Walk the south Downs Way self guided from Winchester to Eastbourne. The South Downs Way stretches 100 miles from the historic city of Winchester to the coastal chalk hills on the South Coast. Located within an hour from the country’s capital city, this National Trail is the perfect escape... Read more
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