Explore the trail
The entire area within the boundaries of the National Park are now in Tier 4.
Our absolute priority remains the safety of our visitors as well as the 117,000 people living and working within the National Park.
Please read our latest guidelines on staying safe and exercising the “3 Rs” – Restraint, Responsibility and Respect.
Our ancestors have been walking the 100-mile ridgeline of the South Downs for as far back as we can discover.
Today the South Downs Way offers inspiration and escape as we follow in their footsteps, whether ambling on an after-lunch stroll or rising to the challenge to walk, run or ride it over several days.
Whoever you are, there are countless ways to enjoy this trail and all that it connects. It is the central thread running through the patchwork of culture and nature that is the South Downs National Park.
For more information and to plan your trip
Visit the South Downs Discovery Map