The Annual South Downs Way Walk
Friday 20th - Saturday 28th June 2014
This is an organised nine day walk along the full 100 miles of The South Downs Way , one of England's finest national trails.
It has been enjoyed every June by hundreds of people from all over the world, for the past 35 years.
It is, by tradition, a supported rather than a guided walk - with everyone free to walk at their own pace each day.
However, the Footprints team of experienced leaders walk the trail with you and you're assured that there will always be people nearby to help with directions, some first aid or just a friendly smile.
With luxury coach transport provided to and from the trail each day, it is by far the simplest way of completing this beautiful linear walk.
Passing one of Andy Goldsworthy's chalk stones on the Annual South Downs Way Walk in June
The walk changes direction every year and next year
begins in Winchester on Friday 20th June
and finishes on the promenade at Eastbourne on Saturday 28th June.
The walk is followed by a buffet reception in The Winter Garden.
Firle Beacon - one of the highest points on the trail (courtesy Shirley Rushmer)
Each day averages around 11miles; the sectors are as follows :
Winchester - Exton - Queen Elizabeth Park - Cocking - Whiteways -
Washington - Devils Dyke - Newmarket Inn - Alfriston - Eastbourne.
The annual walk is organised by
Footprints of Sussex
Site last updated on Monday 17th June 2013