South Downs Way: 3.Southease Station - A27 Crossing near Lewes

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The South Downs Way (SDW) has been in use for thousands of years. There is nothing 'new' in any of the routes posted, however, I hope that by presenting the walks in manageable sections it will encourage a few more people to explore if not all, at least parts of the SDW.

The whole SDW is approximately 106 miles long. There can be few places that are within reach of millions of people where it is possible (excluding a few well-used sections) to 'get away from it all' so quickly amongst such beautiful scenery. For much of the path travelling along the top of the downs there is an amazing feeling of space and peace. Other than weekends, it always surprises me how little the path is used (excluding the Eastbourne section and a few other short stretches).

The South Downs Way from Eastbourne to Winchester is easily accessible and well-maintained and winds its way through some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern England.

On this section from Southease Station (near the A26) to the A27 crossing near Lewes, you start from the station, go through Southease Village and some open countryside and climb to the top of the downs. Most of the walk is along the top of the downs with spectacular views to reward your climb! You then descend to Housedean Farm on the A27 near Lewes.

This walk was originated by Martin O'Keeffe. Walkingworld is delighted to welcome Keith and Ing-Marie Beldam as the new contributors now taking care of Martin's walks from May 2014. Walkingworld, admin and members, would like to say a huge thank you to Martin for all his excellent contributions over the years.

England - South England - East Sussex - South Downs


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, River, Wildlife

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