The South Downs Way National Trail has been developed for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. In some places the walkers route takes a slightly different line to the bridleway route.
The 100 miles (160 Km) long undulating South Downs Way National Trail follows the old routes and drove ways along the chalk escarpment and ridges of the South Downs.
The South Downs Way is one of the 15 National Trails in England and Wales. National Trails are waymarked with the distinctive “acorn” symbol.
Water stops along South Downs Way
Whether you’re walking or cycling, you’ll need water for the journey. Make sure you have the capacity to carry enough water between refilling points. Here are the grid references for water stops along South Downs Way as found from Winchester at the western end to Eastbourne in the East.
The Milbury pub SU 570 246.
Shoe Inn Exton.
Meon Springs, Whitewool farm SU 655 215.
21 Miles – Queen Elizabeth Country Park cafe.
36 Miles – Cocking Hill Barn A286 crossing SU 879 166.
Amberly (Near Arun river crossing) TQ 025 124.
Franklin Arms, Washington TQ 123 129.
Parkfield Farm, Washington TQ 118 119.
River Adur crossing TQ 198 094.
Truleigh Hill YHA TQ 220 106.
Devil’s Dyke Pub.
Saddlescombe Farm TQ 271 114.
74 Miles – Housedeane Farm A27 crossing TQ 368 092.
Southease Church TQ 423 052.
Itford Farm YHA TQ 433 056.
Alfriston Village, pubs and toilets.
93 MilesThe Eight Bells, Jevington – pub TQ 562 017.