South Downs Way - Petersfield - Amberley - Hassocks - Southease - Eastbourne

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SamWarrenCycling
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Re: South Downs Way - Petersfield - Amberley - Hassocks

Postby SamWarrenCycling » 10 May 2018, 3:13pm

I've always wanted to do this route! The scenery sounds stunning, and you can out some proper hard yards in as well - best of both worlds. I'm planning on using the GPX file I got from here - its an interesting blog post and a solid route. Anyone got any recommendations for alterations to the route?!
http://bit.ly/2JAgjyA

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Re: South Downs Way - Petersfield - Amberley - Hassocks

Postby sbcoombs » 17 Jun 2018, 9:48am

SamWarrenCycling wrote:Anyone got any recommendations for alterations to the route?!
http://bit.ly/2JAgjyA


Your route looks fine. Do some internet research. I don’t remember the site but found one with all water points listed. They are not all obvious but knowing where they are takes away the concern about fluid resupply. You will get through a lot of water.

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Re: South Downs Way - Petersfield - Amberley - Hassocks

Postby LinusR » 20 Jun 2018, 9:56pm

I finally got around to doing the second leg of my SDW tour today - Amberley to Hassocks. The trail is bone dry all the way. I came off route part of the way so missed about 3k of SDW and decided to have coffee in Shoreham. It was a long detour and a very long climb from sealevel up to Truleigh Hill to rejoin the trail. I started at 1pm and was at Hassocks at 7.30pm.

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Those are the Jack and Jill windmills in the distance. SDW on right.

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Re: South Downs Way - Petersfield - Amberley - Hassocks - Southease - Eastbourne

Postby LinusR » 11 Oct 2018, 8:20pm

With the unusually warm weather this week I seized the chance to chip away at another two sections of the South Downs Way with an overnight stop at South Downs YHA, Southease. Two short days of 25k starting at Hassocks Train station and ending at Eastbourne station. Trail is still nearly bone dry all the way.

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