South Downs Way (Rucksack Readers Guide)

South Downs Way (Rucksack Readers Guide)

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Author: Fiona Barltrop

The South Downs Way 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 your walk:

  • 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
  • on waterproof paper.


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