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South Downs Way
The South Downs Way runs for a length of 160 kilometers through United Kingdom.
The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 8 days to walk the South Downs Way.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.
The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!
On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.
You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and in guesthouses/hotels along the way.
Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!
Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.
Facts about South Downs Way
- in a tent/tarp
- in guesthouses/hotels along the way
The best time to hike the South Downs Way is:
Arrival to the South Downs Way
You will arrive via Southampton Airport.
You can get to Starting point via Zug. Duration approx. 1 hours.
Departure from the South Downs Way
Departure is via London Gatwick Airport.
You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 1 hours.
Useful links to the South Downs Way
- Official website of the trail
- The following websites offer you further information: Link 1 Link 2
- You can find a PDF with further information here:
Our recommendation for hiking maps and hiking guides to the South Downs Way
Map and elevation profile of the South Downs Way
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