Things you’ll need

You will need the right equipment for doing the South Downs Way, whichever way you are doing it and whatever time of year.

Check list – we will give you a more detailed check list once you’ve booked and dependent on whether you’re a walker or a cyclist however, everyone will need the following:

  • Right choice of footwear
  • Cooling and warm clothing to suit the conditions
  • Waterproofs
  • Map(s)
  • Drink – camel packs are recommended
  • Energy food – cereal bars, dried fruit, chocolate, nuts
  • Headwear – helmet/sun or rain hat
  • Backpack
  • Tools – multitool/penknife/Leatherman
  • First aid kit
  • Sun cream
  • Contact numbers for your accommodation, transport suppliers and South Downs Way Tours
  • Your full itinerary, ideally in a waterproof bag and a spare copy in your overnight bags
  • Mobile