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Long man of Wilmington

Long man of Wilmington

Berwick to Eastbourne

14-Jun-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Berwick to Eastbourne

A reservoir, then the South Downs Way past pretty villages (Jevington and Wilmington) and a ridge walk.

The Seven Sisters from Seaford Head

The Seven Sisters from Seaford Head

Berwick to Seaford walk

09-Jul-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Berwick to Seaford

The South Downs : Windover and 'High and Over' Hills, and picturesque Alfriston. Can be extended with a chalk cliff coastal walk to Seaford.

Burgess Hill to Hassocks

Burgess Hill to Hassocks

View of water tower from path over railway near Burgess Hill. D.Allen Vivitar 5199 5mp

01-Jan-06 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Burgess Hill to Hassocks

A long almost circular walk via the Sussex Border Path, Sussex Villages, and the South Downs Way ridge from Ditchling Beacon to Wolstonbury Hill

Looking back to Birling Gap

Looking back to Birling Gap

Eastbourne to East Dean walk

23-Jun-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Eastbourne to East Dean

Coastal walk via Eastbourne's promenade, Beachy Head and the 7 Sisters, then inland over the downs to East Dean. Return by bus.

Cliff Edge - is he a mate of Marty Wilde and Billy Fury?

Cliff Edge - is he a mate of Marty Wilde and Billy Fury?

View of Seven Sisters from the west. David A. Vivitar 5199

01-Aug-07 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Glynde to Seaford

The best walk in the book! A South Downs ridge, picture postcard Alfriston, Cuckmere Haven (beach), and cliffs with views of the Seven Sisters. Long but worth it.

Manicured footpath

Manicured footpath

Not many footpaths have their own lawn and neatly clipped hedges Hassocks to Brighton

30-Aug-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Hassocks to Brighton

Over the South Downs to Brighton, the liveliest city on the South Coast

Descending to Glynde (anticlockwise)

Descending to Glynde (anticlockwise)

Lewes Circular walk

06-Jun-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Lewes Circular via Glynde and Southease

An energetic walk over the South Downs with great views throughout.

First view of the Downs

First view of the Downs

26-Mar-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Lewes to Saltdean

South Downs Way along a chalk ridge in the morning, remote Rodmell for lunch, then back up and over the downs to the coast. Undercliff path, or bus to Brighton

The trig point on the downs near Southease

The trig point on the downs near Southease

23-Jan-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Lewes via West Firle Circular

Long. A steep hill (views) to Glynde. Lunch in quiet West Firle, then the South Downs Way (chalk ridge), with a flat valley walk back to historic Lewes

Book 2, Walk 28, Seaford to Eastbourne

Book 2, Walk 28, Seaford to Eastbourne

The Seven Sisters from Birling Gap, 23 Sept 2006

23-Sep-06 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Seaford to Eastbourne

The best walk in the Southeast! A dramatic cliff walk passing Cuckemere Haven, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head as the South Downs meets the sea. Ends with Eastbourne's promenade and pier.

Deep Dean, near Windover Hill

Deep Dean, near Windover Hill

SWC Walk 25 - South Downs Way 8 : Southease to Eastbourne

17-Oct-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Southease to Eastbourne

2 Long Ridge walks over open downs, beautiful Alfriston for lunch, and Eastbourne pier and prom. to finish.

Seafront near Rottingdean

Seafront near Rottingdean

13-Jan-12 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Southease to Rottingdean or Brighton

The flat, open Ouse valley to Rodmell and Kingston, then an open chalk ridge to Rottingdean and Brighton.

Horses, fields

Horses, fields

Lewes to Seaford (composite route)

21-Jul-13 • moontiger on Flickr

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Southease to Seaford

A loop to Rodmell for lunch, then up and across the South Downs. Finishes by the sea.

View towards Hawkley

View towards Hawkley

02-Oct-04 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Petersfield to Liss

Shoulder of Mutton Hill (steep, fine view) and a very walker friendly pub

St. Catherine's Hill from Compton Down

St. Catherine's Hill from Compton Down

SWC Walk 15 : Winchester Circular

08-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Winchester Circular

A historic Cathedral City, St Catherine's Hill and downland.

Amberley Circular walk

Amberley Circular walk

01-Mar-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Amberley Circular

Out along the foot of the South Downs above Wild Brook wetland to Storrington for lunch, and back along the ridge of the Downs.

Scene through trees

Scene through trees

Amberley to Arundel

11-Jan-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Amberley to Arundel

South Downs in the morning, then follows the river Arun to Historic Arundel (Castle, Cathedral)

Book 3, Walk 39, Amberley to Pulborough

Book 3, Walk 39, Amberley to Pulborough

King's Buildings, near the South Downs Way, 11 February 2007

11-Feb-07 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Amberley to Pulborough

The South Downs with good views in the morning. Lunch in a small village. A gentle afternoon stroll through the West Weald with downland views to finish.

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Arundel from the river

19-Jul-10 • Sean O'Neill

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Arundel and Amberley

A contrast between peaceful villages in the Arun Valley and an attractive old town with a castle and cathedral.

boat on river arun

boat on river arun

23-Jul-06 • Bela Struzkova

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Arundel to Amberley

Arundel Castle, its parkland, and the South Downs

Vines

Vines

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23-Mar-01 • lindsay_randle on Flickr

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Billingshurst to Amberley

Starts in gentle countryside, with the South Downs a thin line on the horizon, then via some steep hills and hidden valleys to finish on the crest of the South Downs with a panoramic view

Cowdray House Ruin

Cowdray House Ruin

SWC Walk 48 Haslemere to Midhurst (via Lurgashall)

07-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Haslemere to Midhurst via Lurgashall

Black Down (heathland with views) and Temple of the Winds (viewpoint), Lurgashall (picturesque village with pub by the green), Cowdray Estate (romantic ruin by Polo Fields) and historic market town of Midhurst.

Start of the Valley Ending

Start of the Valley Ending

Hassocks to Upper Beeding walk

12-Aug-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Hassocks to Upper Beeding

3 steep hills with fine views before lunch at Devil's Dyke. A gentle ridge walk in the afternoon to Upper Beeding (short bus ride to Shoreham station)

Book 3, Walk 18, Petersfield to Rowlands Castle

Book 3, Walk 18, Petersfield to Rowlands Castle

Silent contemplation, 3 Feb '07

03-Feb-07 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Petersfield to Rowlands Castle

An easy southerly trek through East Hampshire.

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Stopham Bridge

10-Aug-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Pulborough Circular

This is a long but easy walk which explores the water meadows of the River Arun, with the South Downs as a dramatic backdrop.

View from the downland climb

View from the downland climb

Pulborough to Amberley walk

18-Jul-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Pulborough to Amberley

Historic Pulborough, gentle hills, a gem of a pub, an RSPB marshland, and up and over the South Downs to Amberley.

Farm House in Rape Oilseed Field, from Locksash Lane

Farm House in Rape Oilseed Field, from Locksash Lane

SWC Walk Rowlands Castle Circular

14-May-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Rowlands Castle Circular

A demanding walk, first through park- and woodland, then through the remote westerly valleys of the South Downs

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28-Jun-10 • Andrew Murphy

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Amberley to Cocking

Follows the South Downs Way along the ridge of the South Downs. Good views in the morning, a forested trail in the afternoon (travel by bus).

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Amberley to Lancing

09-Sep-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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Amberley to Shoreham By Sea or Lancing

A ridge walk along the South Downs Way, passing Chanctonbury Ring.