The South Downs Way is a bridleway that follows the South Downs.
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There are main line trains and long distance coaches to both Winchester and Eastbourne as well as several places in between. Ferries to Newhaven and Portsmouth, and the London Airports (especially Gatwick) are handy for overseas visitors.
Train's from London stop at these places close to the route: Cyclists Please note that at some periods of the day and on some operators bikes are not allowed on the trains.
also most of the more modern trains only have space for 3-4 bikes, thus large groups may have to book ahead or travel in smaller groups. narrow lanes are common, as are steep hills, trying to take a caravan around the South Downs is not recommended.
Southern for example requests that 'limited number' of cycles are carried free on all services except on trains due to arrive into London or Brighton between 07.00 and 10.00, or due to depart from London stations or Brighton between 16 on Mondays to Fridays. Car parks Car parking is normally good, although in towns and villages be expected to have to search and pay for parking spaces. No Bus routes run the complete length of the path, although there are coastal and inland routes, the park is serviced by routes passing through it, and has a fairly decent train service.
The South Downs National Park  is England's newest National Park, having become fully operational on 1 April 2011.
The park, covering an area of 1,627 square kilometres (628 sq mi) in southern England, stretches for 140 kilometres (87 mi) from Winchester (England) in the west to Eastbourne in the east through the counties of Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex.The South Downs passes through the counties of East Sussex, West Sussex and Hampshire.The downs are more open, bare and rounded east of the River Adur at Shoreham, and more wooded west of the Adur.Into Hampshire, the downs lose the steep north-facing escarpment characteristic of the downs in Sussex. The south Downs are the remnants of the former Wealden Anticline, which stretched across Sussex, The chalk was laided down between 100 and 65 million years ago, on top of the weaker Greensand and Sandstone which makes up much of the Weald, the beds were then folded from 30 to 1 million years ago, the top of the chalk was then eroded, leaving two nearly parallel ridges, which is why 'The Downs' form a long ridge. The Downs have undergoing inhabitation since the Stone Age, with Britain's earliest human remains dating from 500,000 years ago found at Boxgrove.The South Downs are home to some of Britain's earliest mines, numerous camps, barrows, hill forts and figures on the hills.There are remains dating from The Bronze Age to the Second World War, the Battle of Lewes was fought on the downs and in the Elizabethan times their height was used for beacons (this is preserved within names, such as Firle Beacon).