Fully revised and rewalked fifth edition of this popular guidebook.This 100-mile footpath follows the line of chalk hills stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne. Walking the length of the Downs is the best way to experience this beautiful landscape with its mixture of rolling hills, steep hanging woodland and windswept fields. You'll also pass through picture-postcard villages with welcoming pubs, thatched cottages and quintessentially English country gardens. 5 town plans and 60 large-scale walking maps - at just under 1:20,000 - showing route times, places to stay, places to eat, points of interest and much more. These are not general-purpose maps but fully-edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers. Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety over a week to 10 days or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks. Practical information for all budgets - camping, bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels; Winchester through to Eastbourne - where to stay, where to eat, what to see, plus detailed street plans. Comprehensive public transport information - for all access points on the South Downs Way. Guides to 49 towns and villages - along the way. Flora and fauna - four page full colour flower and butterfly guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife. Full information on the newly-created South Downs National Park. Green hiking - understanding the local environment and minimizing our impact on it. GPS waypoints. These are also downloadable from the Trailblazer website. Plus - extra colour sections: 16pp color introduction and 16pp of colour mapping for stage sections (one stage per page) with trail profiles.