Geo-Trips :: The South Downs Way in a day

Winchester to Eastbourne in a day

A cycle ride from Winchester, Sat, 18 Jul 2015 by Richard Law

Every year, the British Heart Foundation tries to challenge people to do a variety of tough (ie slightly daft) things to raise money for the charity. A small group of us from work were cajoled into the South Downs Way Bike Ride at the tail end of 2014 - it seemed far enough away not to worry about at that stage. As with most things, the day does eventually come around, and needs a fair amount of pre-training. So, this is the record of 100 miles of mostly off-road cycling along the full length of the South Downs Way bridleway, starting at about 5:15am in Winchester, and finishing at roughly 19:30 on the seafront in Eastbourne. The whole thing involves the thick end of 12,000 feet of climbing and descending. There are some mad fools in the mountain bike world who undertake a 'SDW Double' in a day, i.e. ride west to east, then turn round and go back again inside 24 hours, and earlier in 2015 there was a particularly fit chap who did the 'double-double'. But for normal mortals, just one leg is enough, and I will admit to flagging by the time I'd done 70-odd miles. The end was sort of in sight by that stage, so it would have been churlish not to finish.

9 trigs and two extra myriads were 'bagged', and 108 personal points gained during the day. It was worth the effort.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SU4928 : Start line - BHF South Downs Way bike ride 2015 by Richard Law
Start line - BHF South Downs Way bike ride 2015
The 2nd group of riders about to set off at 5:15am on 100 miles of cycling to... more

SU5128 : West of Telegraph Hill by Richard Law
West of Telegraph Hill
Early riders in the 100 mile British Heart Foundation 2015 traverse of the South... more

SU5227 : Bridleway across Telegraph Hill by Richard Law
Bridleway across Telegraph Hill
Early morning riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation event along the length... more

SU5328 : South Downs Way near Cheesefoot Head by Richard Law
South Downs Way near Cheesefoot Head
Riders participating in the 2015 British Heart Foundation traverse of the length... more

SU5328 : At Keeper's Cottage by Richard Law
At Keeper's Cottage
A brief rest between sections of the ride along the SDW, then onwards down the... more

SU5428 : A slightly wiggly bit by Richard Law
A slightly wiggly bit
One of the relatively few singletrack sections of the South Downs Way, ridden by... more

SU5527 : Ganderdown Farm from the SDW by Richard Law
Ganderdown Farm from the SDW
A collection of barns at Ganderdown, nestling in a small valley; the map marks the... more

SU5527 : Riders on the South Downs Way by Richard Law
Riders on the South Downs Way
Early-morning starters on the 100-mile, single-day traverse of the SDW, organised... more

SU5625 : Emerging onto Westfield Drove by Richard Law
Emerging onto Westfield Drove
A participant in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's annual 1-day traverse of the... more

SU5624 : On Holden Lane into Beauworth by Richard Law
On Holden Lane into Beauworth
Riders on the annual British Heart Foundation's 1-day traverse of the 100-mile... more

SU5923 : At Lomer Farm by Richard Law
At Lomer Farm
One of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation fundraising cycle... more

SU6022 : Beacon Hill trig by Richard Law
Beacon Hill trig
Trig point on Beacon Hill at 200.973m, adjacent to the South Downs Way.

SU6022 : OS flush bracket - Beacon Hill trig by Richard Law
OS flush bracket - Beacon Hill trig
Flush Bracket S1532 installed in the base of the trig point on Beacon Hill.

SU6022 : Fast downhill bit next by Richard Law
Fast downhill bit next
A short stretch of permissive bridleway down the side of a field south of Beacon... more

SU6120 : Joining the old railway line by Richard Law
Joining the old railway line
Cyclists on the 2015 British Heart Foundation ride from Winchester to Eastbourne... more

SU6221 : South Downs Way east of Exton by Richard Law
South Downs Way east of Exton
Riders on the 2015 British Heart Foundation 100-mile ride along the full length of... more

SU6220 : South Downs Way near Meonvale Farm by Richard Law
South Downs Way near Meonvale Farm
Riders on the 2015 British Heart Foundation's 100-mile ride along the length of... more

SU6320 : South Downs Way west of Winchester Hill by Richard Law
South Downs Way west of Winchester Hill
Riders come up the side of Winchester Hill, before the bridleway takes a diversion... more

SU6320 : South Downs Way bridleway south of Winchester Hill by Richard Law
South Downs Way bridleway south of Winchester Hill

SU6420 : A very nasty steep bit by Richard Law
A very nasty steep bit
The narrow bridleway takes cyclists and horseriders up the steep southern flank of... more

SU6421 : Friesians on Whitewool Hanger by Richard Law
Friesians on Whitewool Hanger
Behind the cattle, 3 riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event tackling... more

SU6521 : Heading for Whitewool Farm next by Richard Law
Heading for Whitewool Farm next
Up the track to Whitewool Farm on the 2015 British Heart Foundation's traverse of... more

SU6521 : East of Whitewool Farm by Richard Law
East of Whitewool Farm
Part of the South Downs Way, but briefly on the road; the vanishing cyclists are... more

SU6621 : Farm track south of Henwood Down by Richard Law
Farm track south of Henwood Down
Another climb for the cyclists in the 2015 British Heart Foundation ride along the... more

SU6719 : Salt Hill reservoir and trig by Richard Law
Salt Hill reservoir and trig
OS trig point on the top of the Salt Hill reservoir on Wether Down; it sports... more

SU6719 : OS flush bracket S1671 - Salt Hill trig by Richard Law
OS flush bracket S1671 - Salt Hill trig
The flush bracket set into the side of the trig on Salt Hill reservoir on Wether... more

SU6719 : Wether Down and Salt Hill by Richard Law
Wether Down and Salt Hill
Along the length of the two hills, from the covered reservoir on Wether Down.

SU6919 : Cyclists on Tegdown Hill by Richard Law
Cyclists on Tegdown Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation ride along the full 100-mile... more

SU7019 : Riding along Hogs Lodge Lane by Richard Law
Riding along Hogs Lodge Lane
One participant in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's bike ride along the full... more

SU7119 : Bridleway on Butser Hill by Richard Law
Bridleway on Butser Hill
Open grassland country at the top of the hill, and about to change into a... more

SU7118 : Hilhampton Bottom by Richard Law
Hilhampton Bottom
One of the maddest descents on the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride across the... more

SU7218 : Riding up Gravelhill Bottom by Richard Law
Riding up Gravelhill Bottom
Riders on the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event traversing the full 100-mile... more

SU7319 : Alongside Appleton's Copse by Richard Law
Alongside Appleton's Copse
Riders on the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event traversing the full 100-mile... more

SU7519 : Emerging into sunlight near Sunwood Farm by Richard Law
Emerging into sunlight near Sunwood Farm
Riders on the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event traversing the full 100-mile... more

SU7519 : Descent to Sunwood Farm by Richard Law
Descent to Sunwood Farm
Down a narrow lane towards Sunwood Farm, a couple of distant riders on the 2015... more

SU7719 : Eastwards along the South Downs Way by Richard Law
Eastwards along the South Downs Way
Eastwards near the barn at the junction of Forty Acre Lane with the track to... more

SU7718 : Riding over Main Down by Richard Law
Riding over Main Down
Two participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full... more

SU7818 : South Downs Way near Two Beech Gate by Richard Law
South Downs Way near Two Beech Gate
One of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full... more

SU7918 : Riders on Harting Downs by Richard Law
Riders on Harting Downs
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event crossing the full 100-mile... more

SU7918 : On Harting Downs by Richard Law
On Harting Downs
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event crossing the full 100-mile... more

SU8017 : Riding across Little Round Down by Richard Law
Riding across Little Round Down
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event crossing the full 100-mile... more

SU8017 : On Little Round Down by Richard Law
On Little Round Down
The South Downs Way does a diversion to the south of Beacon Hill, much to the... more

SU8118 : Climbing Pen Hill by Richard Law
Climbing Pen Hill
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event crossing the full 100-mile... more

SU8118 : Descent from Pen Hill by Richard Law
Descent from Pen Hill
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event crossing the full 100-mile... more

SU8117 : Top of a descent near Buriton Farm by Richard Law
Top of a descent near Buriton Farm
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event crossing the full 100-mile... more

SU8217 : Riding the South Downs Way near Buriton Hanger by Richard Law
Riding the South Downs Way near Buriton Hanger
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event crossing the full 100-mile... more

SU8317 : Crossing Didling Hill by Richard Law
Crossing Didling Hill
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event crossing the full 100-mile... more

SU8417 : From Didling Hill towards Linch Ball by Richard Law
From Didling Hill towards Linch Ball
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event crossing the full 100-mile... more

SU8417 : South Downs Way below Linch Ball by Richard Law
South Downs Way below Linch Ball
Looking west towards Didling Hill, along a stretch of the SDW.

SU8516 : A bridleway crossroads by Richard Law
A bridleway crossroads
Apparently deserted, despite the fact that this was the occasion of the annual... more

SU8716 : Track from Hilltop farm by Richard Law
Track from Hilltop farm
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's event crossing the full 100-mile... more

SU8816 : Across Manorfarm Down by Richard Law
Across Manorfarm Down
One of the riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's bike ride along the full... more

SU9016 : Above Combe Bottom by Richard Law
Above Combe Bottom
A couple of participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's bike ride along... more

SU9216 : Riding the South Downs Way above Graffham Down by Richard Law
Riding the South Downs Way above Graffham Down
A couple of participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's bike ride along... more

SU9316 : South Downs Way above Tegleaze Farm by Richard Law
South Downs Way above Tegleaze Farm
A couple of participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's bike ride along... more

SU9415 : Heading for Littleton Down by Richard Law
Heading for Littleton Down
3 of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's bike ride along the... more

SU9415 : Descent of Littleton Down by Richard Law
Descent of Littleton Down
Here, the line of the South Downs Way has been left as a narrow track through a... more

SU9414 : South Downs Way at Littleton by Richard Law
South Downs Way at Littleton
The bottom of a rather different descent. Most of the SDW lies over open downland,... more

SU9514 : Logpiles alongside the SDW by Richard Law
Logpiles alongside the SDW
This part of the South Downs Way clearly chews up rather badly in poor weather,... more

SU9513 : Between Littleton End and Sutton Down by Richard Law
Between Littleton End and Sutton Down
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's bike ride along the full... more

SU9612 : On Burton Down by Richard Law
On Burton Down
One of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's bike ride along the... more

TQ0512 : Rackham Hill trig by Richard Law
Rackham Hill trig
One of many trigs passed on the length of the South Downs Way - this one needs... more

SU7718 : On Main Down by Richard Law
On Main Down
Two participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full... more

SU9813 : Riding across Bignor Hill by Richard Law
Riding across Bignor Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full 100-mile... more

SU9912 : On the flank of Westburton Hill by Richard Law
On the flank of Westburton Hill
Two participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full... more

TQ0011 : Checkpoint 3 - Bury Hill by Richard Law
Checkpoint 3 - Bury Hill
Members of the Kent Ambulance Service, kindly manning Checkpoint 3 on the 2015... more

TQ0111 : Descent from Bury Hill by Richard Law
Descent from Bury Hill
Some of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the... more

TQ0212 : Crossing the Arun bridge by Richard Law
Crossing the Arun bridge
More than a footbridge, it carries the South Downs Way bridleway and path across... more

TQ0212 : Bridge over the Arun by Richard Law
Bridge over the Arun
Marked as a footbridge on the maps, it actually is a bridleway bridge, but the OS... more

TQ0312 : Mostly off and pushing by Richard Law
Mostly off and pushing
This climb defeated many; it's a nasty, steep little pull up onto Rackham Hill... more

TQ0512 : On Rackham Banks by Richard Law
On Rackham Banks
Several participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full... more

TQ0512 : Flush Bracket S3999 Rackham Hill trig by Richard Law
Flush Bracket S3999 Rackham Hill trig
OS Flush Bracket S3999 affixed into the summit trig point on Rackham Hill; marking... more

TQ0712 : Heading east below Kithurst Hill by Richard Law
Heading east below Kithurst Hill
A photo taken in motion on the South Downs Way, participating in the 2015 British... more

TQ0911 : Riding Sullington Hill by Richard Law
Riding Sullington Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's organised ride along the full... more

TQ0911 : Heading for Barnsfarm Hill by Richard Law
Heading for Barnsfarm Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's organised ride along the full... more

TQ1011 : Climbing the west side of Barnsfarm Hill by Richard Law
Climbing the west side of Barnsfarm Hill
About 55 years after [[3816717]] was taken on the other side of the hill. The... more

TQ1012 : It's about to go downwards by Richard Law
It's about to go downwards
At the top of the fast descent of Barnsfarm Hill, where all the participants in... more

TQ1112 : The Street, Washington by Richard Law
The Street, Washington
Eastwards up The Street, a narrow lane on the west side of the village which... more

TQ1212 : Climbing Chanctonbury Hill by Richard Law
Climbing Chanctonbury Hill
Another big climb on the South Downs Way; the approaching riders are participants... more

TQ1312 : Trig on the edge by Richard Law
Trig on the edge
Chanctonbury Hill trig - looking for all the world as if it'll fall off the north... more

TQ1312 : Flush Bracket S4060 Chanctonbury Hill trig by Richard Law
Flush Bracket S4060 Chanctonbury Hill trig
OS Flush Bracket S4060 affixed into the trig point near the summit of Chanctonbury... more

TQ1312 : The southern edge of Chanctonbury Ring by Richard Law
The southern edge of Chanctonbury Ring
Earthworks on the southern side of the hillfort, planted with tree cover. The... more

TQ1412 : Near the top of Chanctonbury Hill by Richard Law
Near the top of Chanctonbury Hill
Open grassland along the ridge of the hill, giving way to planted woods lower down.

TQ1411 : Riding off Chanctonbury Hill by Richard Law
Riding off Chanctonbury Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's organised ride along the full... more

TQ1411 : Riding above Chalkpit Wood by Richard Law
Riding above Chalkpit Wood
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full 100-mile... more

TQ1411 : Above Stump Bottom by Richard Law
Above Stump Bottom
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full 100-mile... more

TQ1609 : Fast descent of Steyning Round Hill by Richard Law
Fast descent of Steyning Round Hill
One of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full... more

TQ1608 : Margin of wild flowers by Richard Law
Margin of wild flowers
The purple flowers, I thought at the time, were borage; however, research reveals... more

TQ1809 : Free range pigs and the South Downs Way by Richard Law
Free range pigs and the South Downs Way
One of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full... more

TQ1909 : Crossing the Adur by Richard Law
Crossing the Adur
One of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full... more

TQ1909 : Checkpoint 4 on the A283 by Richard Law
Checkpoint 4 on the A283
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full 100-mile... more

TQ2009 : Nasty little climb by Richard Law
Nasty little climb
A steep bridleway up the west side of Beeding Hill, not helped by the fact that it... more

TQ2009 : The road along Beeding Hill by Richard Law
The road along Beeding Hill
Technically the South Downs Way route runs just in the field on the left, but all... more

TQ2109 : Below Beeding Hill by Richard Law
Below Beeding Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full 100-mile... more

TQ2110 : Heading for Tottington Barn by Richard Law
Heading for Tottington Barn
One of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full... more

TQ2210 : On the east side of Truleigh Hill by Richard Law
On the east side of Truleigh Hill
Part of the South Downs Way, climbing the eastern side of Truleigh Hill. The... more

TQ2310 : East of Edburton Hill by Richard Law
East of Edburton Hill
Part of the South Downs Way, winding its route just off the ridgeline of the... more

TQ2310 : Cows keeping out of the way by Richard Law
Cows keeping out of the way
A small herd of cattle, just off the track, and avoiding being mown down by... more

TQ2510 : On the ridge near Devils Dyke by Richard Law
On the ridge near Devils Dyke
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full 100-mile... more

TQ2611 : Bridleway on Summer Down by Richard Law
Bridleway on Summer Down
A descent route used by participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride... more

TQ2711 : Descent into Saddlescombe by Richard Law
Descent into Saddlescombe
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full 100-mile... more

TQ2711 : Near the top of West Hill by Richard Law
Near the top of West Hill
A small climb by South Downs Way standards, but at this point, about 70 miles into... more

TQ2711 : High on West Hill by Richard Law
High on West Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full 100-mile... more

TQ2912 : Cyclists on Haresdean Lane by Richard Law
Cyclists on Haresdean Lane
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full 100-mile... more

TQ2912 : Alongside Pyecombe Golf Course by Richard Law
Alongside Pyecombe Golf Course
Another South Downs Way climb; this one takes the direct route up the west flank... more

TQ3012 : South Downs Way towards Pyecombe by Richard Law
South Downs Way towards Pyecombe
A bridleway descending the hill past Pyecombe Golf Club and towards the A23 dual... more

TQ3012 : South Downs Way towards New Barn Farm by Richard Law
South Downs Way towards New Barn Farm
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full 100-mile... more

TQ3012 : Bridleway east of New Barn Farm by Richard Law
Bridleway east of New Barn Farm
An opportunity to climb off the bike and rest for a few minutes, after a stiff... more

TQ3013 : Fields to the south of the windmills by Richard Law
Fields to the south of the windmills
The Jill (one sail visible) and Jack (topless) mills put in an appearance over the... more

TQ3113 : South Downs Way above Clayton Holt by Richard Law
South Downs Way above Clayton Holt
A short stretch of the SDW, which for 100m or so clips the southwest corner of... more

TQ3112 : Heading east above Dencher Bottom by Richard Law
Heading east above Dencher Bottom
One of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full... more

TQ3213 : On De Lilt Hill by Richard Law
On De Lilt Hill
A stretch of the South Downs Way, heading across the open slopes of De Lilt Hill... more

TQ3213 : Along the ridge of De Lilt Hill by Richard Law
Along the ridge of De Lilt Hill
The South Downs Way route passes right over the ridge of this grassy hill.

TQ3313 : At the Ditchling Beacon trig by Richard Law
At the Ditchling Beacon trig
Trig point on the summit of Ditchling Beacon, which at 248m is the highest point... more

TQ3412 : Along the ridge of Western Brow by Richard Law
Along the ridge of Western Brow
The South Downs Way path runs along this ridgeline, a direct and dry route from... more

TQ3612 : On Plumpton Plain by Richard Law
On Plumpton Plain
A dry section of bridleway across the ridge of Plumpton Plain, heading for the... more

TQ3611 : Riding on Buckland Bank by Richard Law
Riding on Buckland Bank
One of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the full... more

TQ3710 : Long descent ahead by Richard Law
Long descent ahead
A couple of riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's fund-raising traverse of... more

TQ3710 : Descending Balmer Down by Richard Law
Descending Balmer Down
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's fund-raising traverse of the... more

TQ3709 : Bridleway through Bunkershill Plantation by Richard Law
Bridleway through Bunkershill Plantation
A stretch of the South Downs Way route, which heads through the shade of the woods... more

TQ3708 : Back uphill by Richard Law
Back uphill
One of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's fund-raising... more

TQ3708 : Well up onto Newmarket Hill by Richard Law
Well up onto Newmarket Hill
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's fund-raising traverse of the full... more

TQ3607 : Neatly avoiding Newmarket Hill by Richard Law
Neatly avoiding Newmarket Hill
The South Downs Way misses Newmarket Hill, in favour of a circuitous route along... more

TQ3607 : Joining Jugg's Road by Richard Law
Joining Jugg's Road
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's fund-raising traverse of the... more

TQ3707 : Jugg's Road by Richard Law
Jugg's Road
Barely visible as a depression in the grass, the old Lewes to Brighton road... more

TQ3707 : South Downs Way junction by Richard Law
South Downs Way junction
The route of the SDW leaves Jugg's Road, the old trackway across Castle Hill. Next... more

TQ3807 : Castle Hill to Swanborough Hill by Richard Law
Castle Hill to Swanborough Hill
One of the riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's fund-raising traverse of... more

TQ3807 : Approaching Swanborough Hill by Richard Law
Approaching Swanborough Hill
A stretch of the South Downs Way above Swanborough Manor, with a steep scarp slope... more

TQ3906 : Coming off Swanborough Hill by Richard Law
Coming off Swanborough Hill
One of the riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's fund-raising traverse of... more

TQ4005 : Bridleway down Front Hill by Richard Law
Bridleway down Front Hill
The bridleway descends Front Hill, leading in a few hundred yards onto Mill Hill.

TQ4105 : Riding across Mill Hill by Richard Law
Riding across Mill Hill
One of the participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's cycling challenge... more

TQ4104 : West of Southease by Richard Law
West of Southease
A well-made track leading from the C7 road between Southease and Rodmell, which... more

TQ4105 : Farm track by Richard Law
Farm track
An access track to South Farm, which leaves the lane between Rodmell and... more

TQ4305 : Climbing onto Itford Hill by Richard Law
Climbing onto Itford Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's sponsored ride along the... more

TQ4305 : Approaching Itford Hill by Richard Law
Approaching Itford Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's sponsored ride along the... more

TQ4405 : Nearly up Itford Hill by Richard Law
Nearly up Itford Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's sponsored ride along the... more

TQ4405 : Red Lion Pond trig by Richard Law
Red Lion Pond trig
An OS trig point on Itford Hill, erected on the summit adjacent to the circular... more

TQ4405 : OS flush bracket - Red Lion Pond trig by Richard Law
OS flush bracket - Red Lion Pond trig
Flush Bracket S3988 affixed to the trig point on the top of Itford Hill. It was... more

TQ4505 : South Downs Way to the east of Beddingham Hill by Richard Law
South Downs Way to the east of Beddingham Hill
The ridgeline route of the SDW across Beddingham Hill, on its way towards Firle Beacon.

TQ4705 : Between Beddingham Hill and Firle Beacon by Richard Law
Between Beddingham Hill and Firle Beacon
Part of the ridgeline route of the South Downs Way, this area lies above the... more

TQ4805 : On the South Downs Way near Firle Beacon by Richard Law
On the South Downs Way near Firle Beacon
Riders in the 2015 British Heart Foundation ride along the length of the South... more

TQ4805 : Firle Beacon trig and hilltop by Richard Law
Firle Beacon trig and hilltop
The trig lies in a shallow circular depression, probably the remains of Neolithic... more

TQ4904 : Riders on Bostal Hill by Richard Law
Riders on Bostal Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's traverse of the South Downs... more

TQ4904 : Bostal Hill tumulus by Richard Law
Bostal Hill tumulus
One of several such prehistoric burials on this part of the South Downs.

TQ5004 : Descending from Bostal Hill by Richard Law
Descending from Bostal Hill
A fast bridleway down the SE side of Bostal Hill, being taken by a couple of... more

TQ5203 : Riding from Alfriston by Richard Law
Riding from Alfriston
A couple of participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's traverse of the... more

TQ5303 : Upwards onto Windover Hill by Richard Law
Upwards onto Windover Hill
Part of the route of the South Downs Way, here heavily incised into the down by... more

TQ5403 : On Windover Hill by Richard Law
On Windover Hill
A section of the South Downs Way, deeply cut into the south side of Windover Hill... more

TQ5403 : Bowl barrow on Windover Hill by Richard Law
Bowl barrow on Windover Hill
A tumulus surrounded by a ditch, on the southern slope of Windover Hill.

TQ5403 : East of Windover Hill by Richard Law
East of Windover Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's traverse of the length of the... more

TQ5502 : Bridleway on Holt Brow by Richard Law
Bridleway on Holt Brow
Taken whilst riding, this is a narrow section of the South Downs Way across the... more

TQ5601 : Deep in Jevington by Richard Law
Deep in Jevington
A narrow lane on the east side of the village, used by the South Downs Way as a... more

TQ5601 : Up onto Bourne Hill by Richard Law
Up onto Bourne Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's traverse of the length of the... more

TQ5701 : On Bourne Hill by Richard Law
On Bourne Hill
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's traverse of the length of the... more

TQ5700 : Willingdon Hill summit and trig point by Richard Law
Willingdon Hill summit and trig point
An OS trig pillar at the 201.213m summit of Willingdon Hill, passed as part of the... more

TQ5700 : OS Flush Bracket S3985 by Richard Law
OS Flush Bracket S3985
OS flush bracket set into the trig point on Willingdon Hill; originally levelled... more

TV5898 : OS Flush Bracket S5079 by Richard Law
OS Flush Bracket S5079
Flush Bracket S5079 affixed to the trig point on East Dean Hill, 168.249m above sea level.

TV5898 : East Dean trig and cyclists by Richard Law
East Dean trig and cyclists
Participants in the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride along the length of the... more

TV5996 : South Downs Way above Eastbourne by Richard Law
South Downs Way above Eastbourne
The final part of a very long day - the last descent from the East Dean Hill into... more

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