The South Downs Way Map Booklet
1:25,000 OS Route Mapping
By Kev Reynolds
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.
Seasonscan be walked at all times of year - this is one of the driest and warmest parts of England
CentresWinchester, Brighton, Eastbourne
Difficultythe South Downs Way is a waymarked bridleway; very few stiles; few towns/villages en route; 12 stages (max length 12 miles)
Must SeeBeachy Head, Long Man of Wilmington, Ditchling Beacon, Clayton Windmills, Butser Hill, Winchester
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 maps has been designed for convenient use on the trail. It shows the full and up-to-date line of the route along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend, and can be used when walking the trail in either direction. Conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or the top of a rucksack, it comes in a clear PVC sleeve.
An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - The South Downs Way - describes the full route in both directions and includes lots of other practical and historical information, for those who prefer a written guide. The guidebook INCLUDES a copy of this map booklet.
The South Downs Way
Key to map pages
Winchester to Exton
Exton to Buriton
Buriton to South Harting
South Harting to Cocking
Cocking to Amberley
Amberley to Washington
Washington to Botolphs (Adur Valley)
Botolphs to Pyecombe
Pyecombe to Housedean (A27)
Housedean (A27) to Southease
Southease to Alfriston
Alfriston to Eastbourne (Footpath via the Seven Sisters)
Alfriston to Eastbourne (Bridleway route inland via Jevington)
An extract from the OS Explorer map legend
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A lifelong passion for the countryside in general, and mountains in particular, drives Kev's desire to share his sense of wonder and delight in the natural world through his writing, photography and lecturing.
Claiming to be The Man with the World's Best Job, he has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing over 50 books, including guides to five major trekking regions of Nepal, and to numerous routes in the European Alps and Pyrenees, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds.