The incredibly beautiful South Downs Way shows just how beautiful the South East of England can be. It's 99 miles between Winchester and Eastbourne are a delight to walk.on
With a load of leave to use up, Spring 2010 saw me decide to walk the South Downs Way - a 100 mile National Trail through the amazing countryside of the South Downs National Park.
I completed the walk in four sections, walking two days each. Below you can find out how I got on, as well as information on how to organise your own walking trip.
Published 23 February 2010
I couldn’t actually tell you where the South Downs Way starts in the city of Winchester. My guide book seemed suitably vague – suggesting it was somewhere near a youth hostel. Online I found nothing useful; just comments that it started in Winchester. Well I knew that already.
Published 24 February 2010
Charles, the owner of the Copper House B&B (who, incidentally, only does B&B for walkers) had warned me the day before that I’d probably be woken up by the cockeral at about 4am. Well if it did crow, I slept right through it – an unusual occurrence given I normally get woken up at the drop of a hat. Or Catherine’s snoring.
Published 15 March 2010
Mud, sun and wind as I walk another day on the South Downs Way.
Published 17 March 2010
Trees, gloomy weather, funghi and flooded fields. Still, at least it didn’t rain.
Published 29 March 2010
Classic downsland walking with some great views as I stroll to the edge of West Sussex
Published 30 March 2010
Beautiful countryside, fantastic sunsets, but sometimes you just don’t want to be doing 20 odd miles…
Published 20 May 2010
After a bit of a gap, it’s back on the South Downs Way for the penultimate section.
Published 21 May 2010
It’s the eighth and final day on the South Downs Way as the trail ends in Eastbourne.
Published 29 June 2010
An excellent walk across some of the finest scenery in the South of England, the South Downs Way’s myriad of local villages and excellent transport links provide many ways to walk it.
Published 6 February 2011
From Spring 2010, it’s Winchester to Eastbourne in photographic form.
Published 7 December 2014
If there’s such a thing as a walking trail hub, then Winchester is one of them.
Published 4 November 2012
Or is it the start?
Published 21 March 2012
There’s this massive thing that some people have that there’s no proper walking in the South East of England. And that’s nonsense.