South Downs Way (Sussex)

Manorfarm Down © Simon Carey
The Clergy House, Alfriston © Colin Smith
Eastbourne © Val Vannet

The South Downs Way is a long-distance path from Winchester in Hampshire to the white cliffs of Eastbourne in Sussex. The path is open to walkers, cyclists and horse-riders and is free of motorised traffic for almost the entire length.

This trail covers the Sussex part of the path from the pretty village of South Harting close to the Hampshire / Sussex border to the promenade at Eastbourne. See also the Hampshire section.

At Alfriston, the South Downs Way splits. Walkers continue south to Seven Sisters Country Park and the coast. The cycle route to Eastbourne is via Jevington.

This map shows the walking trail. To see the cycle route click here.

Sussex Cottages

Beautiful Sussex holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation perfectly located for walking and cycling the trails of this unique county