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Route Updates: also check out http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/Southdowns/news.asp?PageId=3 for news updates events


September: Introduction of basic css.container. Banners removed, title restyled and gif removed.

August: HTML Clean up before content editing


October: The website has been passed over to a new owner. Many thanks to Anthony for creating the original site and dedicating a significant amount of time looking after the site.


Eastbourne start/end has changed see westwards and section 10 pages


July: short route change Heyshott Down (section 5) about 3km 2 miles east of A286;

Descent from Cocking Down: gullies filled in, loose smoothish small loose stone

June tap Botolphs just pipe ?

Aug 10: tap at Botolphs / Beeding is not working ?

2010 Aug 4: crossing A31 just outside Winchester: see start of my Section 1 for access to bridge; anyone any photos?

2010 July 27: Southease Bridge: report that temporary bridge is working well.

2009 July 7: car parking fees updated (Gen info page)

2009 May 21; http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/Southdowns/text.asp?PageId=58 Route change around Warnford, Old Winchester Hill; see above link

2009 May 21: CAUTION descent to A24, bollard Removed but large base plate still in place (See end of section 7)

2009 April: Mike kindly emailed to say fields west of Littleton Down A285 filled with large chalk lumps (photo added July 2009); Truleigh Hill filled with builders rubble, tyre shredding junk etc; see y sections 5 & 8. (July 09: rubble now compacted but keep eye out for sharp objects!

2008 Oct.25: puddle with bricks near Harting has been filled in with stone and levelled!

2008 Aug 24: near gate at bottom of hill Littleton Farm, Petworth Road between Cocking & Bignor: very slippery, like ice; Thanks Martin.

2007 Oct 1: Drain channel across SDW track near Wheely Down (see update below).

2007 May 25: new bridge over A26 near Southease, not as map, and miss water tap, so see my 'water tap' page.

May 19: After QEP visitor centre, SDW stays on tarmac, not track in woods; new finger posts erected; see my section 3.

SDW ROUTE CHANGE At A32 junction at Warnford, new fingerpost directing via small triangular circuit, (200 yards or so) so safer crossing of A32. See at end of My Section 1 for more info.

April 14: noted new finger post at gate Old Winchester Hill where 'walkers' deviate from 'bridlepath'. Much clearer.

April 11: rode Cocking to Bignor: I think crop on Littleton Down is corn (wheat/barley); has been sweet corn in past so 6 feet high!

April 7: QEP to Harting: just east of Sunwood Farm passed Hamps/Sussex border: noticed stretch of approx 100 yds loose smallish broken up pieces of old tarmac; quite thick, so could 'pull' front wheel. (summer: stones bedded down now so ok)