South Downs Way

by Fiona Barltrop

South Downs Way

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The South Downs Way is one of England’s popular National Trails. It runs for 100 miles (160 km) from the cathedral city of Winchester to the spectacular white cliffs of East Sussex, finishing at Eastbourne. The route undulates along the northern escarpment of the chalk Downs for much of the way, offering extensive views north over the Weald and south towards the sea.

The Way forms the backbone of Britain’s newest National Park, with landscape ranging from rolling farmland and woods to classic open grassy downland. Historical interest includes impressive Iron Age hill forts and Bronze Age barrows. The route is a National Trail and very well waymarked. It can be walked at any time of year, with good public transport links that give flexibility.

This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy the South Downs Way:

detailed route description
background on geology, history and conservation
wildlife and habitats
map of the entire route (1:105,000)
information about public transport and travel
lavishly illustrated, with over 80 colour photographs
rucksack-friendly and on rainproof paper.

ISBN: 9781898481447

Publication date: 03/08/2016

Format: spiral

Extent: 64

Publisher: Rucksack Readers

Categories: Non-Scottish Maps & Guides