South Downs Way is ‘bite sized’ for walkers

South Downs Way,
South Downs Way,

The 100 mile South Downs Way national trail just became ‘bite-sized’ with the launch of the new free guide breaking it into easily accessible day and weekend walks.

With 12 walks graded from ‘moderate’ to ‘challenging’ which all start and end at bus stops or train stations, the guide makes it easier to take on the iconic trail.

Andy Gattiker, who manages the South Downs Way, said: “If the South Downs Way is on your bucket list why not tackle one section each month. Over the course of a year you’ll get to experience the changing colours of the South Downs National Park from vibrant spring greens to golden summer flowers and rusty autumn beech woods to brown winter stubble.

“Sometimes people think they need at least two cars to break the South Downs Way into sections, but you don’t need any. This guide proves that, with planning, bus and train are a great option.”

Bus users can take advantage of Discovery Tickets, to enjoy travel across the national park and the South of England for £16 per day for a family of five (two adults and three children) or £8.50 for an adult and £7 for a child (5–15 years old).

The guide is available from the South Downs Centre in Midhurst, Tourist Information Centres, order a copy from or 01730 814810 or download it at

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