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Cicerone Guides: Walks in the South Downs National Park: 40 Coast, Downs and Countryside Walks

Walking / Outdoor GuideOut of Print

Series: Cicerone British Walking Guides

By: Kev Reynolds

224 pages, 100 colour photos and 40 OS map extracts

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Mar 2011 | Edition: 1 | #192890 | ISBN-13: 9781852846183
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A walking guide to the South Downs National Park, across Hampshire and East Sussex in southern England, England's newest national park, describing 40 routes for all abilities, from Winchester to Eastbourne. With some of the most iconic landscapes in southern England, including the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, and such well-loved landmarks as Ditchling Beacon and atmospheric ancient monuments like the Cissbury Ring, walking in the park proves a delightful experience mile after mile. This guide contains carefully researched and accessible walks that cater as much for the casual stroller as for the long-distance walker. Romantic villages and prehistoric sites provide plenty to fire the imagination and captivate the interest and the area is easily reached from London and the south coast.



The Essential Downs
Plants and Wildlife of the Downs
Walking on the Downs
Using the Guide
Public Transport and Car Parking
Where to Stay
The Country Code


1 Eastbourne to Birling Gap and East Dean (9# miles)
2 Butts Brow to Jevington and Friston (7 miles)
3 Jevington to Friston Forest and the Long Man (7# miles)
4 Jevington to Alfriston and Wilmington (8# miles)
5 Exceat to East Dean and the Seven Sisters (8 miles)
6 Exceat to the Cuckmere Valley and Alfriston (7 miles)
7 Exceat Bridge to Cuckmere Haven and Seaford Head (6# miles)
8 Alfriston to The Long Man of Wilmington (5 miles)
9 Alfriston to Bostal Hill, Alciston and Berwick (7 miles)
10 Bopeep to Bishopstone (7# miles)
11 Glynde to Beddingham Hill, Firle Beacon and Bostal Hill (11 miles)
12 Glynde to Mount Caburn and Saxon Cross (6 miles)
13 Southease Station to Rodmell and Telscombe (7# miles)
14 Cooksbridge to Plumpton Plain and Buckland Bank (10 miles)
15 Hassocks to the Clayton Windmills and Ditchling Beacon (10 miles)
16 Devil's Dyke to Edburton Hill and Poynings (6# miles)
17 Devil's Dyke to Mile Oak Barn and Edburton Hill (6# miles)
18 Wiston to No Man's Land (6# miles)
19 Findon to Cissbury Ring (7 miles)
20 Washington to Chanctonbury Ring (4_ miles)
21 Washington to Kithurst Hill (7# miles)
22 Chantry Post to Myrtle Grove Farm (7 miles)
23 Storrington to Parham Park and Rackham Hill (7# miles)
24 Amberley to The Burgh (6_ miles)
25 Burpham to Angmering Park (6 miles)
26 Arundel to South Stoke and Burpham (8 miles)
27 Bignor Hill to Sutton (6# miles)
28 Bignor Hill to Slindon (7_ miles)
29 Duncton to Barlavington and Sutton (5 or 6 miles)
30 Singleton to Littlewood Farm (5# miles)
31 West Stoke to Kingley Vale and Stoughton (6# miles)
32 Compton to East Marden (5 miles)
33 Harting Down to Beacon Hill and Telegraph House (5 miles)
34 East Meon to Salt Hill (5 miles)
35 East Meon to Small Down (6 miles)
36 West Meon to Brockwood Copse (5 miles)
37 West Meon to Old Winchester Hill and Henwood Down (9 miles)
38 Exton to Warnford and Beacon Hill (6 miles)
39 Exton to Lomer Farm (6# miles)
40 Cheriton to Tichborne (6# miles)

APPENDIX A: Useful Addresses
APPENDIX B: Bibliography

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Freelance author, photojournalist and lecturer Kev Reynolds has walked, trekked or climbed in some of the world's most spectacular mountains and landscapes, including the Alps, Nepal, Norway, Peru, the Pyrenees and Turkey (to name but a few). Despite having such a well-travelled CV, he retains a keen passion for the more homely landscapes of southern England - especially the South Downs, which he visits at every opportunity.

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