A Remarkable Trail
100 miles of chalk downland walking separate the Cathedral
city of Winchester - the ancient Saxon Capital of Wessex and England - and the
Victorian seaside resort of Eastbourne.
Stretching over a rare, large area of outstanding natural beauty, The South
Downs Way follows the old routes and droveways along the chalk escarpment and
ridges of The South Downs from Winchester to to the white chalky cliffs of the
Seven Sisters and Beachy Head.
The South Downs Way affords exceptional views of the Isle of Wight and the
Solent, the high heathlands of the Western Weald and Blackdown, the heavily
wooded Weald of Sussex, and the receding ridges of the Chalk Downs themselves
as well as the distant ridge of the North Downs.
For nature lovers, The South Downs Way passes through an extraordinary range
of diverse habitats including ancient woodlands, river valleys, chalk
grassland, mixed farm land and coastal habitats.
21 Years Experience
The South Downs Way Walk organisers - Footprints of Sussex - have a vast
amount of experience of organising guided and self-guided walking holidays on
The South Downs Way.
We have been leading walks and offering holidays
along the The South Downs Way for over 21 years and have been organising and
leading the annual South Downs Way Walk, on behalf of West Sussex County
Council, for the past 12 years.
That's how we and our team know the South Downs
and the national park so well.