Total steps: 4
Total steps: 4
Junction of the Downs Link and the South Downs Way, Steyning. Grid ref: TQ197096
Starting at the junction of the Downs Link and the South Downs Way, follow the route east from the A283 via Edburton Hill towards Devil's Dyke. (For a longer walk, start at Shoreham-by-Sea train station and walk up the Downs Link to the junction with the South Downs Way.)
The South Downs Way sweeps you behind the viewing platform at Devil's Dyke, so you'll need to make a brief diversion here, picking up the path behind woodland by Devil's Dyke Road.
Continue along the South Downs Way to the next valley, where you'll find Saddlescombe Farm and its café (grid ref: TQ274115).
If you're planning to stay overnight in Ditchling, leave the ridge of the downland by any of the tracks that run steeply downhill. Take care along the side of Ditchling Road as you walk into the village.
Ditchling Beacon Nature Reserve. Grid ref: TQ325134
A moderate circular walk, starting and finishing at the Shepherd and Dog pub, comprising ancient landscapes and breathtaking views.
This route will take you through some of the most stunning parts of the South Downs Way, where you will find wildlife aplenty and see extensive views from the Ditchling Beacon.
This walk takes you through beech woodland and across open grassland, and as a Special Site of Scientific Interest you'll find a variety of plants and wildlife. Visit in the spring to see bluebells and smell the wild garlic.
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