What OS maps do I need for the South Downs Way?

What OS maps do I need for the South Downs Way?

You will need map numbers: 132, 120, 121, 122, & 123 on 1:25 000 scale. Accompanied by the Harvey Maps “all in one” map, this will get you from one end to the other safely and in full knowledge of where you are!

Where is the start of the South Downs Way?

Winchester Hampshire
The undulating path begins in Winchester Hampshire, and passes Cheesefoot Head, the towns of Petersfield and Arundel, the villages of Storrington and Steyning, Devil’s Dyke viewpoint near Brighton, followed by Ditchling Beacon and miles of chalk downland across to Beachy Head, and ending in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

How hard is the South Downs Way?

How hard is it to hike the South Downs Way? This is a very manageable trail in so much as the route is easy to follow and the terrain is flat and with very little ascent. You do still need to be able to complete a long day hike comfortably with a day pack (or more if you are planning to camp).

What is the difference between Landranger and Explorer maps?

Landranger covers a larger area than Explorer but with less detail.

Can you walk the South Downs Way in 4 days?

Breaking the walk up for several trips This means you could do the South Downs Way in just four weekends. It is, of course, possible to do the whole route in one go, and to do so you need about eight days although if you’re prepared for some longer days, it should be possible to do it in six or seven instead.

How well signposted is the South Downs Way?

Well maintained and clearly signposted, the South Downs Way is ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders alike. There is good access to all parts of the route and there’s plenty of accommodation and places to stop for lunch.

Which is Better Explorer or Landranger?

OS Landranger Perfect for cycling and longer routes. Displaying roads, tourist features, footpaths, and rights of way. Landranger covers a larger area than Explorer but with less detail.

Is the South Downs Way easy to follow?

Exploring the Trail Anyone who is reasonably fit can walk the South Downs Way – if you can comfortably walk say 12 miles (20km) in a day you shouldn’t have a problem. The National Trail is very well way-marked so following the route is easy.

How far is the South Downs national park walk?

If you’re walking in the National Park for the first time, you may find our top tips on enjoying the South Downs responsibly helpful. This 100 mile (160km) route follows old tracks and drove ways along the ridge of the chalk Downs; from the cathedral city of Winchester in the west to the seaside town of Eastbourne in the east.

How do I plan my route along the South Downs Way?

To help plan your route along the South Downs Way, take a look at the different walking, cycling and riding routes below. To start your route in Winchester, head for the National Trust City Mill – Bridge St, Winchester SO23 9BH. The chart below highlights the elevation as well as the distance in km along the South Downs Way route.

Where does the South Downs trail start and end?

The course travels along the chalk ridgeway, starting just outside of Winchester, the capital city of Saxon England and heading due east until the trail ends in Eastbourne. The South Downs tower over Southern England affording runners awe inspiring views north across the Weald and south across the coast and the Channel.

What is there to do in the South Downs?

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