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Following Government advice to stay safe and protect the NHS, we are working hard to continue to deliver for you. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.

Cycling

Cycling

Our absolute priority remains the safety of our visitors as well as the 117,000 people living and working within the National Park.

Before travelling to the South Downs National Park, please read our latest guidelines on staying safe and exercising the “3 Rs” – Restraint, Responsibility and Respect


The South Downs has something for every kind of cyclist to enjoy and explore.

As well as the famous South Downs Way to explore there are 1,200 km of car-free bridleways across the National Park, miles of leafy country lanes and old railway trails including the Downs Link, Meon Valley Trail and Centurion Way.

The 160km long South Downs Way is the only UK’s National Trail which is fully traversable by bike and there are many ways to enjoy it.

You could ride along the ridge to reach Ditchling Beacon and enjoy the view or cycle along the Hampshire Hangers and single track mountain bike trails at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

With so many tracks, trails and leafy lanes to discover and great places to stop for locally produced food and drink there’s never been a better time to discover the South Downs by bike.

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" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "