The undulating path begins in Winchester Hampshire, passes then under the A3 through the park, follows minor roads and farm tracks for the first few miles, continues east with excellent views. The undulating path drops then down to the pretty village of Alfriston. Several youth hostels passes also Birling Gap, a beach area with restaurant and hotel. Occasional short sections are on footpath on byways and roads. The easternmost section is on Sussex on the high chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters. Cycling events and Various running are held along the route.
Part of the South Downs Way is used for Oxfam's Trailwalker, is a 100 non-stop km, endurance event. The Bignor Roman Villa was established since the site in exactly 2014 200 years. Today Bignor Roman Villa is in Britain, welcome new charitable status. The Pearson route avoids deliberately Gatwick in favour of the picturesque B-roads. A wave was Ditchling Beacon, most famous climb and the former hill fort in southern England. The only thing stopping the thought of the salt-induced chaffing. This unofficial web site gives extensive photos and brief directions. This walk covers the western end of the South Downs Way in Hampshire from the small village of Exton, climbs onto the downs, starts from the edge of Amberley from the market town of Petersfield, begins in Upper Beeding beside the river Adur. This walk continues through the Seven Sisters Country Park on the top of the downs. The suburbs of Brighton are clearly visible as the path.