GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


South Downs Cycle Routes

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Bignor Hill7 miles (11.2 km)This walk or cycle climbs to Bignor Hill from the village of Amberley in West Sussex. It's a moderate climb of about 3.5 miles, following the South Downs Way for the duration of the route. It's a good path which is also suitable for cycling. If you prefer a shorter walk then you could park at the car park just half a mile west of the hill, and start your climb from there. View Full Details>>
Black Down4 miles (6 km)Climb to the highest point in the South Downs on this challenging route in Sussex. The area is run by the National Trust and includes a series of well defined paths taking you to flower-rich meadows, ancient woodland and copses. There are fabulous views over the Weald from the Temple of the Winds, at the southern end of Black down. The English Channel can also be seen through the River Arun gap on a clear day. The circular route below starts at the car park near the Temple of the Winds and takes you north across Black Down to Boarden Door Bottom. View Full Details>>
Crawley to Brighton25 miles (40 km)Follow NCN route 20 from Crawley to the seaside resort of Brighton View Full Details>>
Downs Link36 miles (58 km)This is a terrific walking or cycling path running from St Martha's Hill in Guildford to Shoreham-by-Sea. The trail is suitable for walkers and cyclists and links the North and South Downs National Trails. It runs for a distance of just under 40 miles on a fairly flat off road path with great views of the Low Weald countryside. View Full Details>>
Friston Forest5 miles (8 km)Enjoy miles of cycling and walking trails in this large forest on the South Downs near Eastbourne. There are trails for mountain bikers ranging from gentle off road trails to an exhilarating single track ride. There are two fairly easy waymarked trails for walkers. Look out for wildlife including rare butterflies and deer. View Full Details>>
Harting Down3 miles (5.5 km)This large area of chalk downland on the South Downs is managed by the National Trust. It's a wonderful place to go for a walk with splendid views over the downs and an abundance of flora and fauna. The area is covered with wild herbs, wild flowers and pyramidal orchids attracting butterflies such as the Duke of Burgundy fritillary and the Grizzled Skipper. View Full Details>>
Houghton Forest4 miles (6 km)These woods near Arundel have good mountain bike trails and some nice footpaths to try View Full Details>>
Meon Valley Trail9 miles (15 km)This peaceful cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway track from West Meon to Wickham. There are splendid views of the beautiful Meon Valley and the River Meon to enjoy as well as a variety of wildlife including butterflies, redwing and egrets. View Full Details>>
Petersfield to Brighton43 miles (70 km)Starting in the market town of Petersfield follow the South Downs Way to Brighton on the south coast.
Much of this route is through undulating countryside on off road tracks and paths with a lovely coastal stretch on the home straight to Brighton. View Full Details>>
Queen Elizabeth Country Park5 miles (8.5 km)Explore 2000 acres of open access woodland and downland in the South Downs on this circular walk or cycle in Hampshire. Queen Elizabeth Country Park is Hampshire's biggest country park with 20 miles of trails for walkers, cyclists & horse riders. Highlights in the park include Butser Hill - the highest point on the South Downs with views to the Isle of Wight. There is also a Visitors Centre where you can sign up for a guided walk. View Full Details>>
Seven Sisters Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)Explore nearly 700 acres of parkland and coast on this delightful circular walk through the South Downs. The Country Park is named after the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs on the Sussex Heritage Coast. On the route you will enjoy fabulous views of the Cuckmere river before heading towards the beautiful coastline. View Full Details>>
Winchester to Petersfield26 miles (42 km)Travel through Hampshire along the beautiful South Downs Way from Winchester to the pretty market town of Petersfield View Full Details>>

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Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Albourne to Brighton15 miles (24 km)***

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