Elsted - Treyford and the Downs

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This circular walks takes you to the top of the South Downs with wraparound, breathtaking views. Starting from the delightful country village of Elsted, there is a climb through woodland to the top of the downs. Here you are met with open views for miles around and a wealth of chalk downland flowers and butterflies. Although crossing the busy South Downs Way a couple of times, this route is along quiet, well-defined tracks and allows you to enjoy the beauty of this countryside in tranquillity. There is a spectacular descent to the village of Treyford with its pretty thatched cottages.

Although sharing a couple of footpaths with Walk 2478, this walk is completely different. Walk 2478 treats you to the views of the downs without having to climb them, whereas this walk, for not too much effort, allows you to gaze down upon it all. Both walks however can start and end in the same pub - The Three Horseshoes. This is another treat not to be missed!

My dog, a slim, fit Labrador who cannot jump, did come across a couple of difficult stiles but we found our way around them.

England - South England - West Sussex - South Downs


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
6/18/2007 - Barry Hynes

There is parking across the road from the pub in the village hall if the pub car park is full.

4/9/2007 - Anne Carew

We went on this walk Easter Sunday afternoon and the hill was full of scrambling bikes. There were so many we gave up and went home!

6/1/2006 - Ian and Sarah Jane Lloyd

We chose this as our first evening walk knowing that Sylvia's clear instructions would allow us to relax and enjoy it. We were very privileged to see Deer, Hares and a Fox along the way and the birdsong was a constant companion. What a wonderful way to spend a sunny evening and so much healthier than sitting in front of the television!

11/3/2005 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated November 2005.

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