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Accessible from the South Downs Way

Accessible from the South Downs Way

Visit the Beacon Hill National Nature Reserve in Hampshire to indulge in butterfly spotting amongst the classic chalk grassland plants. Can you follow the Chalk Hill Blue, Silver Spotted Skipper, Brown Argus and Grizzled Skipper?

Make a long weekend of walking the South Downs Way and camp en route. There are numerous campsites to choose from so pick one close to pubs serving great local food and not too far away from the Way.

Try your hand at traditional construction methods with the resident craftspeople at the Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre and experience life in the South Downs as it used to be.

Stroll along the Devil’s Dyke, the longest and deepest dry valley in the UK and decide for yourself whether the legend of the Devil digging this chasm to drown the parishioners of the Weald is true or not.

Pick a festival to attend from the wide choice listed on the South Downs National Park Authority website to see first-hand how the South Downs Way has inspired the work of others.


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