Day one – Arrive in Winchester
Check in to your accommodation then explore this beautiful, historic city.
Day two– Winchester to East Meon – 17 miles / 27 kms
• The cathedral city of Winchester.
• Beacon Hill – it’s a nature reserve and commands outstanding views of the surrounding countryside.
• Old Winchester Hill – great views and there is a fine Iron Age hill-fort site at the top.
• Meon Springs – beautiful spot where you can get refreshments and fill up your water bottles.
• The pretty village of East Meon.
Day three – East Meon to Cocking – 18 miles/ 29 kms
• Butser Hill – the highest point on the South Downs Way at 270 metres.
• Queen Elizabeth Country Park – a large area of beautiful mixed woodland.
• The picturesque village of Buriton ( half hour (in total) detour from the way).
• Harting Down – fantastic views across the Weald, it’s possible to see the North Downs on a clear day.
Day four – Cocking to Amberley – 12 miles / 19 kms
• Heyshott Down – great views inland.
• Bignor Roman Villa – dating back to 3rd Century AD, with amazingly preserved mosaic floors. It’s 1.5 miles from the South Downs Way and just off the old Roman road Stane Street.
• Bignor Hill – fantastic views right along the Downs.
• Amberley Working Museum – excellent museum of local history, just off the way.
• Amberley village – one of the prettiest villages in the South Downs, just off the way.
• First views of the sea to the south.
Day five – depart Amberley