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The South Downs Way is one of our National Trails and runs for about 106 miles from Eastbourne, over the white cliffs and beautiful green downland, to the statue of King Alfred in Winchester.

In June of each year Footprints of Sussex organise the annual walk which travels along the whole length of the route over 9 consecutive days. Around 200 people make the journey each year - sometimes in beautiful sunshine and sometimes in rain and, occasionally, under the shadow of a mighty thunderstorm.

It is a great event and a fine opportunity for meeting new friends and renewing old friendships made during previous years. The feeling of camaraderie lasts a lifetime and many people do, indeed, return year after year.

The memories do not fade and walking the trail in either direction brings so much pleasure.

     Every day, whilst the annual walk is in progress, a Walk Diary has been written which briefly recounts the events of that day.

     Also, since 2015 I have written a detailed Journal of the walk which fully describes what happened along every step of the way. From the comfort of any armchair it is certainly compulsive reading.

     There are Films which have been created from the many photographs taken and the soundtrack of each film reflects the feeling of the walk in that particular year.

     Galleries of the Photographs taken will eventually appear and round up this section of the site. It should be noted that, weather permitting, it is just not possible to take a bad photograph - it is that good.


The 6th Annual South Downs Way Walk

8 - 16 June 2018      Winchester to Eastbourne

Raising funds for Cardiac Rehab Support West Sussex

Please pass any donations direct to me


Follow my progress this year in the “SDW Diary 2018

So good that you just want to take it home with you