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Walk on the South Downs from Butser Hill

National Trails
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Walk a stretch of the stunning South Downs Way from Butser Hill Nature Reserve. The South Downs way is an ancient trail running 160km from Winchester to Eastbourne. It can be attempted in one go, or in stages, or you can simply enjoy the scenery on a short circular or 'there-and back' walk. From Butser Hill you can explore the Nature Reserve and Queen Elizabeth Country Park. You can also follow the South Downs Way west towards Old Winchester Hill and Beacon Hill, or East into Sussex. There is ample parking, accessible toilets and a cafe

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General Information
Free entry

Free public use.

Suitable for dogs

Dogs welcome.

Refreshments available on site.

There is a cafe at the car park and another down in Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Disabled Toilets available

Toilets available on site, including accessible toilets

Camping

Camp nearby at Upper Parsonage Farm

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The dragon of Butser Hill

All abilities

All abilities

1.2 kms

20 mins

A super easy walk to the vantage point

Butser Hill and East Meon Loop

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

12 kms

3.5 hrs

A modeate loop taking in the hills around East Meon

Butser Circuit

All abilities

All abilities

4.5 kms

1.5 hrs

A short but steep circuit of Butser Hill and Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Butser Hill Loop

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

11 kms

3 hrs

A moderate loop with great views and lovely stretches of the SDW

The full South Downs Way

Advanced only

Advanced only

160 kms

45 hrs

The full route from Winchester to Eastbourne - best taken in stages...
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Buriton, Petersfield GU31 5SP, UK

Paid parking

Plenty of paid parking, including accessible parking.

Not easily accessible by public transport.

Not easily accessible by public transport.