If you want to go out for a long distance walks in Britain, you can march along The South Downs Way, which is a well-defined route, with spectacular views of the sea and the Weald. There is good access to all parts of the route by road and public transport, accommodation is plentiful throughout. Some Important points: Start: Winchester, Hampshire Finish: Eastbourne, East Sussex Length: 99 miles Rating: Moderate Average time of completion: 7-9 days Highlights: The Seven Sisters hills; Beachy Head; the 226ft Long Man of Wilmington It is very pleasing to march across the chalks down lands of Hampshire and Sussex. The views of the English Channel towards France, across the endless patchwork of fields, forests and villages of the Weald, or down to the great valleys of the South Downs are awesome. The prevailing wind will be at your back and there is something rather special about ending at the seaside, in delightful and hospitable East Bourne so, to enjoy the journey you should go from west to east.