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Cicerone Guides: Mountain Biking Routes on the South Downs

Walking / Outdoor Guide

By: Peter Edwards

192 pages, colour photos, maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | May 2011 | #192891 | ISBN-13: 9781852846459
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NHBS Price: £14.95 $18/€17 approx

About this book

A guide to mountain biking (MTB) routes on the South Downs of Hampshire and Sussex, between Winchester, Brighton and Eastbourne. The 26 routes described in the book take in roller coaster rides, dedicated woodland singletrack and great downhills. Rides are graded for all abilities with information on local facilities and MTB gear and preparation.


Mountain biking on the South Downs
About the routes in this guide
Getting there and getting around
When to go
Rights of way and other users
How to use this guide

The South Downs Way National Trail

The South Downs Way: Introduction
1: The South Downs Way Day 1: Winchester to Cocking
2: The South Downs Way Day 2: Cocking to Ditchling Beacon
3: The South Downs Way Day 3: Ditchling Beacon to Eastbourne

Routes around Winchester
4: New Alresford - Warnford Circuit
5: Winchester - Gander Down Circuit
6: Winchester to Petersfield (and return variants)

Routes around Chichester and Petersfield
7: Westdean Woods and Cocking Down
8: Heyshott Down and Charlton Forest
9: Petersfield - Beacon Hill Circuit
10: Chichester - Charlton Forest Circuit
11: Petersfield - Singleton Forest Circuit

Routes around Arundel and Worthing
12: Amberley and Houghton Forest
13: Worthing - Chanctonbury Ring Circuit
14: Worthing - Springhead Hill Circuit
15: Arundel - Graffham Down Circuit (and Amberley variant)
16: Lancing - Amberley Mount Circuit

Routes around Brighton and Lewes
17: Castle Hill Circuit
18: Brighton - Lewes Circuit
19: Brighton - Truleigh Hill Circuit
20: Devil's Dyke - Blackcap Circuit
21: Brighton to Eastbourne
22: Brighton - Ouse Valley Circuit

Routes around Eastbourne
23: Friston Forest Circuit
24: Seaford - Firle Beacon Circuit
25: Eastbourne - Cuckmere Valley Circuit
26: Eastbourne - Firle Beacon Circuit


Appendix A: Camping and accommodation
Appendix B: Water points along the South Downs Way
Appendix C: Bike shops/mechanics
Appendix D: Useful contacts

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