A precious landscape. This trail is a bridleway along its entire length (designated in 1972 as the first long distance bridleway) and is suitable for cyclists.
Length: 161km Start: Eastbourne, East Sussex Finish: Winchester, Hampshire
Terrain: Wide grassy tracks, well drained soils, lack of stiles makes it suitable for all ages and abilities.
Attractions: Historic sites and towns and circular routes, rail and bus links to start, finish and places in between.
The 161 kilometre long trail follows the old routes and droveways of ancient man along the chalk escarpment and ridges of the South Downs. The route provides the visitor with the opportunity "to get away from it all" without having to travel too far in this busy part of England. The undulating route provides a wonderful trip for long distance riders as well as walkers. It also provides interesting day trips and short breaks.
- From The Countryside Agency