South Downs National Park Guidebooks

South Downs National Park Guidebooks and Maps

South Downs National Park Guidebook

South Downs National Park Guidebook

Below, RambleFest displays South Downs National Park guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.

The South Downs National Park covers an area of 628 square miles in southern England. Despite it being designated a National Park only in 2011, there is a wealth of rambling books covering it, proving it to have been a popular rambling area for decades.

Below, RambleFest displays South Downs National Park guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.

South Downs National Park Guidebooks

As well as South Downs National Park guidebooks on rambling, we include books on geology, local interest, natural history and many other books of interest to those visiting the South Downs National Park. We welcome suggestions for inclusions.

South Downs Guidebook

South Downs Guidebook

“Guidebook to 40 day walks in the South Downs National Park. The walks, which are designed to suit all abilities, are dotted all over the National Park and range from 4 miles (7.5km) to 11 miles (17.5km). Each walk is circular, and where possible begins and ends at a place accessible by public transport. With some of the most iconic landscapes in southern England, including the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, and such well-loved landmarks as Ditchling Beacon and atmospheric ancient monuments like the Cissbury Ring, walking in the park proves a delightful experience mile after mile. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping. Also included is information on the plants and wildlife of the Downs, as well as handy practical tips on accommodation, car parking and public transport.”
– Walks in the South Downs National Park (Cicerone Walking Guides)

South Downs Guidebook

South Downs Guidebook

“`Day Walks on the South Downs’ is the fifth title in Vertebrate Publishing’s series of compact and portable hill walking guidebooks. This book showcases 20 circular routes, between 6 and 14 miles (9km and 22km) in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. The routes are split into three geographical areas – Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex – and include walks to the most historic and beautiful areas of the Downs, including Winchester Hill Fort, Black Down, Chanctonbury Ring, Devil’s Dyke, Ditchling Beacon and Beachy Head. The author of this guidebook, Deirdre Huston, is a South Downs local and keen hill walker. This is Deirdre’s third book with Vertebrate Publishing, following the successful and popular Cycling in Sussex, and the recently released Cycling Days Out South East England. Each route in this guide is described with easy-to-follow directions and details of distance, navigation information, refreshment stops and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping. Also included is a detailed Appendix.”
– Day Walks on the South Downs: 20 Circular Routes in Hampshire & Sussex

South Downs guidebook

South Downs guidebook

“The South Downs National Park extends from the outskirts of Eastbourne in East Sussex, to the edge of Winchester in Hampshire. It consists of a considerable chunk of southern England and it contains an extraordinary variety of archaeological and historic monuments. You can explore the camps, flint mines and tombs of the earliest farmers, walk around great earthen banks bounding Iron Age hillforts, stroll along Roman roads, visit Saxon churches and medieval castles and houses and examine the remains of industry and more recent military conflicts. Take a walk anywhere in the Park and you find yourself taking a walk into the past. With easy-to-follow maps, evocative photographs and details of sites to visit, the reader can quickly gain both an overview of the Park’s rich history and appreciate the specifics of individual monuments.”
– The South Downs National Park (Archaeological Walking Guides)

South Downs National Park Maps

We display the Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ maps (the best that are commercially available) which cover almost all the National Park. There are six, so we advise carefully looking at the area covered by each map and comparing it to where you wish to walk. We show the standard quality, although the tougher all-weather type is also available.

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