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Walk on the South Downs from Cheesefoot head

National Trails
All abilities

All abilities

Hiking

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Walk a stretch of the stunning South Downs Way from Cheesefoot Hill, a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), beauty spot and natural amphitheater in the South Downs National Park.

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 Cheesefoot Hill head west into Winchester city or over to St Catherine's Hill with a nice loop back via Morestead Down. Heading East (well, initially North for a bit) takes you towards Cheriton and on to Beacons Hill Nature Reserve.

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General Information
Free entry

Free public use.

Suitable for dogs

Dogs welcome.

No refreshments on site.

Often a mobile cafe parked up on weekends or there is the Cadence club cafe just down the road

No toilets available

No toilets on site

Camping

Camping at Holden Farm a few miles down the road

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For a little more information check out National Trails or the South Downs Park website

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Fawley Down Loop

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

12km

3.5hrs

A 12km loop from Cheesefoot Head with views of Fawley Down and Deacon Hill

Longwood Loop

All abilities

All abilities

6km

1.5hrs

A short circular walk from Cheesefoot Head down Longwood Warren and back up Fawley Down.

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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A272, Sutton Scotney, Winchester SO21 3NS, UK

Free parking

A small free car park.

Not easily accessible by public transport.

Not easily accessible by public transport.



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