Walks And Walking – Autumn Walks In The South Downs National Park
Did you know that the weekend of 19th and 20th October has been identified by the South Downs National Park expert park rangers as the best weekend to get out and see the autumn colours in the South Downs, and to celebrate, the South Downs National Park Authority are hosting a weekend of offers and treats for walkers who travel into the South Downs using public transport.
As part of their drive to encourage more local people to travel into the park by public transport, the South Downs National Park will be celebrating with everyone who uses public transport to get to the park for the best autumn weekend. Walkers will be treated to a little bit of luxury at ‘Hikers and Bikers Rest Stops’ in locations across the park on Friday 18th October (at Cheriton, Hassocks and Liss), where they’ll be able to put their feet up while they wait for their train or bus – have a something to eat, read the paper and get a sports massage or use a complimentary boot-cleaning service.
Walking in the South Downs is incredibly easy – with a series of new walking and cycling leaflets that show routes for walking and cycling that are designed to link up to public transport in and around the park. The South Downs National Park has over 3,000 kilometres of Rights of Way for you to walk on. With the South Downs Way, a National Trail stretching the entire length of the National Park, as well as many Country Parks, woodlands and other countryside sites there are routes to suit everyone. To download one of their walks in the South Downs National Park please visit their Publications page.