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COVID-19 UPDATE

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.

Car-free Travel

Car-free Travel

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


Give your car a rest. The South Downs is the perfect destination to explore the towns, villages and landscapes of the South Downs on foot, by bike or public transport.

Discover new trails on your bike, travel back in time at an historic house or discover how wine is made at a local vineyard. If you go by bus or train, you can enjoy tasting it too!

We are dedicated to conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Park, so we work closely with Community Rail Partnerships and local bus providers to promote sustainable travel in and around the South Downs.

Last month Stagecoach launched the new 60 bus which now sports the iconic rolling hills of the South Downs and each bus features a quintessential attraction of the area- Cowdray Ruins, Weald and Downland Museum, West Dean Gardens and Chichester Cathedral.

All of our walking routes on View Ranger start and end with public transport links, so make the most of Car Free Day and get out and explore the South Downs.

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