South Downs Way Blog & News

Lords Piece Walk Near Pulborough 

Lord’s Piece is a lovely hidden walk near the South Downs Way in the tiny Hamlet of Coates, in Fittleworth. The largest village nearby is Pulborough, about 3 miles away and there is also a train station in Pulborough with links to London.  Lord’s Piece is privately owned & is well known for having reintroduced field […]

Circular and Linear Walks On The South Downs Way

Bignor Hill This is a fairly easy 2-3 hour walk starting and finishing at Whiteways Cafe near Arundel and about 8-9km in length. The paths through the forest are wide and fairly accessible, the route ascends up to Bignor Hill and at the top is a free car park and information board and a good […]

A Guide to Camping on the South Downs Way

Camping on the South Downs Way is a cheaper and more adventurous option when it comes to looking for accommodation on the South Downs Way. While there are a few campsites directly on the Way itself, quite a few are around 1-2 miles off the main trail, so make sure you factor that into your […]

Best Views on The South Downs Way

The peaks of the South Downs boast some of the best views in the South East. With a landscape that stretches for miles around, it’s not hard to see why people flock to the South Coast for relaxation and stunning views. If you’re looking for the best photography spots on the South Downs Way, then […]

6 of the best pubs on the South Downs

6 of the best pubs on the South Downs Whether you are walking the South Downs Way, or are simply looking to head out for a delicious meal somewhere in the South Downs National Park, we have curated a list of the very best pubs and restaurants on the South Downs for your dining pleasure. […]

Bird Watching on the South Downs Way 

The South Downs National Park is blessed with stunning views and a huge variety of natural habitats. From chalky downlands and rocky cliffs to natural woodlands and wild meadows, the area provides a rich ecosystem for a wide variety of birds.  Around the farmlands it is possible to see lapwings, yellowhammers and barn owls among a variety […]

5 Autumn Walks to Enjoy In the South Downs

The cool crisp days and plethora of trees bursting with autumnal glory make it the perfect time to grab those walking boots and enjoy a leisurely ramble. If you want to experience a day out walking near the South Downs and are looking for some autumnal beauty spots near Hampshire and Sussex, then look no […]

Keeping Warm While Walking the South Downs Way

As the saying goes ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing! This is especially true when walking during the colder and wetter Autumn and Winter months. The South Downs Way passes through areas of woodland and by stunning coastal views, many of which are best seen during the latter months of […]