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Walk on the South Downs from Winchester

National Trails
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All abilities

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Walk a stretch of the stunning South Downs Way from the trails head in Winchester. This ancient trail runs 160km from Winchester to Eastbourne. It can be attempted in one go, or in stages, or you can simply enjoy a short circular or 'there-and back' walk. From Winchester you can head East across the fields towards the vantage point of Cheesefoot Head and its natural amphitheatre, then circle back via Catherine's Hill Fort, or simply keep going towards Eastbourne...

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General Information
Free entry

Free public use.

Suitable for dogs

Dogs welcome.

No refreshments on site.

No refeshements at trail head but plenty of options in the city

No toilets available

No toilets on site

No camping options nearby

No camping options nearby.

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The full South Downs Way

Advanced only

Advanced only

160 kms

45 hrs

The full route from Winchester to Eastbourne - best taken in stages...

Winchester to Cheesefoot Head

All abilities

All abilities

5.35 kms

1.5 hrs

A easy forst section of the SDW to the great views of Cheesefoot Head

SDW Winchester to QECP

Advanced only

Advanced only

35 kms

9.5 hrs

A long but manageable first or last leg of the SDW between Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Winchester

Itchen Loop

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

7.2 kms

2 hrs

An easy going loop out along the Itchen valley to St Catherine's Hill
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Fivefields Rd, Winchester SO23 0QN, UK

Paid parking

 Best to park at Chesil Street Multi Storey car parkLimited roadside although there is some residential parking along Fivefields Road.

Easily accessible by public transport.

You can walk or get the bus from Winchester Train station.



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