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Cicerone Guides: The South Downs Way: National Trail, Described East-West and West-East

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Kev Reynolds(Author)

192 pages, 60 colour photos, 20 colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Jan 2015 | Edition: 3 | #217649 | ISBN-13: 9781852847821
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $17/€15 approx

About this book

Guidebook for walking the South Downs Way National Trail, a glorious 100-mile (160 km) national trail between Winchester and Eastbourne through the South Downs National Park, described in both directions over 12 stages. Easy walking on many ancient and historical tracks, fine wooded areas, delightful river valleys and lovely little villages.


Map key
Overview map

The Downs
The South Downs Way
Getting There – and Back
Using the Guide

Trail Description – Westbound
Section 1: Eastbourne to Alfriston (Footpath route via the Seven Sisters)
Section 1(a): Eastbourne to Alfriston (Bridleway route inland via Jevington)
Section 2: Alfriston to Southease
Section 3: Southease to Housedean (A27)
Section 4: Housedean (A27) to Pyecombe
Section 5: Pyecombe to Botolphs (Adur Valley)
Section 6: Botolphs to Washington
Section 7: Washington to Amberley
Section 8: Amberley to Cocking
Section 9: Cocking to South Harting
Section 10: South Harting to Buriton (Queen Elizabeth Forest)
Section 11: Buriton to Exton
Section 12: Exton to Winchester

Trail Description – Eastbound
Section 1: Winchester to Exton
Section 2: Exton to Buriton
Section 3: Buriton to South Harting
Section 4: South Harting to Cocking
Section 5: Cocking to Amberley
Section 6: Amberley to Washington
Section 7: Washington to Botolphs (Adur Valley)
Section 8: Botolphs to Pyecombe
Section 9: Pyecombe to Housedean (A27)
Secion 10: Housedean (A27) to Southease
Section 11: Southease to Alfriston
Section 12: Alfriston to Eastbourne (Footpath route via the Seven Sisters)
Section 12(a): Alfriston to Eastbourne (Bridleway route inland via Jevington)


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Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone appeared in 1978; he has since produced many more guides. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, he lives in Kent, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm throughout Britain through his lectures.

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