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   South Downs Odyssey


Odýssey n. a long, wandering and eventful journey!

Walk the South Downs Way … why?

So why are we aiming to walk the 100 miles of the South Downs Way? Well, a friend inspired us when she described how she and some friends had walked the full distance in many short sections and celebrated with a glass of champagne and some cake at the end at Beachy Head.  It is perhaps the champagne that seems to be the prime motivator, though we will do almost anything for cake, together with the idea of getting fitter and having the satisfaction and achievement of being able to tick off all the sections of this amazing trail through beautiful countryside.  We have both walked some sections before, we are chuffed to have completed half during 2014 and hope to finish the full South Downs Way during 2016.


Leg 4

Exton to Old Winchester Hill (3.125 miles x 2!)

Mon 28 Jul 14

Leg 1
Winchester to Cheesefoot Head (3.5 miles)

Sun 21 Sep 14

Leg 2
 Cheesefoot Head
to Beauworth
(5.5 miles)

Sun 31 Aug 14


Leg 6
East Meon to Petersfield
(4 miles)
Sat 12 Apr 14

Leg 5
 Old Winchester Hill to East Meon
(5 miles)

Mon 5 May 14

Leg 22 – Birling Gap – Eastbourne

(6 miles)

Mon 10 Oct 16

EUREKA!!!

7. Q.E. Park to Harting

Leg 7

Q.E. Park to
Harting Hill
(5.5 miles)

Thurs 10 Apr 14

8. Harting to Cocking

Leg 8

Harting Hill to Cocking
(6.25 miles)
Thurs 17 Apr 14

9. Cocking to Duncton

Leg 9

Cocking to  

Duncton

(5.25 miles)

Thurs 15 May 144

Leg 10

Duncton to

Bury Hill

(5 miles)

Sat 23 Aug 14

11. Bury Hill to Kithurst Hill

Leg 11

Bury Hill to Storrington  

(6 miles)

Sat 23 May 15

12. Kithurst Hill to Washington

Leg 12

 Storrington to Washington

(4 miles)

Fri 11 Sep 15

Leg 13

 Washington to  Chanctonbury Ring (2.75 miles)
Sun 6 Sep 15

14. Chanctonbury Ring to Beeding

Leg 14 Chanctonbury Ring to Beeding

(4.5 miles)

Sun 20 Sep 15

15. Beeding to Devil's Dyke

Leg 15

Beeding to

Devil’s Dyke
(5.25 miles)

Sun 4 Oct 15

16. Devil's Dyke to Ditchling Beacon

Leg 16

Devil’s Dyke to Ditchling Beacon
(6 miles)
Sun 5 Jun 16

17. Ditchling Beacon

Leg 17

Ditchling Beacon to Housedean Farm
(5 miles)
Tue 21 Jun 16

18. Housedean Farm

 Leg 18

Housedean Farm to Southease

(7 miles)

Sun 31 Jul 16

17. Ditchling Beacon

Leg 19

Southease to Alfriston
(7 miles)
Tue 6 Sep 16

Leg 20

Alfriston
to Exceat

(3 miles)

Mon 26 Sep 16


Allison and Liz

Leg 3

Beauworth to

Exton
(5.5 miles)

Sat 2 Aug 14


20. Alfriston 21. Exceat

Leg 21
Cuckmere River to Birling Gap
(5 miles)
Fri 7 Oct 16

22. Birling Gap

possible

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