Autumn colour on the South Downs

Walking the dog. Walking off lunch. Walking the 100 miles of the South Downs Way. Whatever your reasons for setting foot on the South Downs, there’s a route that’s right for you. So pull on your walking boots and enjoy some beautiful autumn colour as you take a walk on one of our beautiful South Downs countryside sites.

Three people walk along the top of the magnificent Seven Sisters cliffs with distant views behind of sea , horizon, Birling Gap coastguard cottages and Belle tout lighthouse

Discovering Gayles Farm

Stride out on a walk across this iconic landscape, walking in the steps of our ancestors as you discover the fascinating history, wildlife and archaeology of this coastal site.

A postcard showing the Victorian funicular railway station that took visitors to the village of Poynings

Devil's Dyke Chasm Explorer

A good three mile walk which takes you to the alleged burial site of the Devil and beyond to Saddlescombe Farm and the donkey wheel

A view across Blackcap

Discovering Ditchling and Ashcombe Bottom

A walk with glorious views from the south Downs Way before heading into the hidden depths of Ashcombe Bottom.

Sunset lends stunning colours to the winding Cuckmere meanders

A heavenly haven at Chyngton

Take in the chalk downland of Seaford Head local nature reserve, with stunning views of the Seven Sisters and Cuckmere Valley on this easy to moderate walk.

The raised bank of the Park Pale was once used to confine livestock

Slindon Medieval Park Pale and village walk

Take a walk round Slindon's Medieval deer park, starting in Butchers Copse woodland, following the route of its 'Pale', then through the unspoilt Downland village of Slindon.


Downland and wildlife walk on Harting Down

A classic downland walk, offering panoramic views over the Weald to the North Downs, before descending into secluded valleys of natural and historic interest.

A view south looking over the rolling downland of the South Downs from behind the stone plinth, with a charming curved inscribed stone seat in memory of WE Hunter who donated Black Down to the National Trust in memory of his beloved wife.

Black Down 'Temple of the Winds' walk

The walk goes to the Temple of the Winds. Here you can find one of the best views of the South Downs National Park. This little-known spot has a secret feel and a charming curved stone seat to rest on.