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White named disc with bridge in greenDowns Link

Surrey, W Sussex

58 km / 36 miles
A bridleway link between the two Downs National Trails and extension southwards to Shoreham-by-Sea. From St Martha's Hill on the North Downs Way the Link is over wooded heath and farmland to meet and follow the trackbed of the former Horsham and Guildford direct railway through Cranleigh and the former Shoreham to Itchingfield Junction line through Partridge Green and Bramber, crossing farmland to meet the South Downs Way, and then on to Shoreham-by-Sea.


Waymark: White named disc with bridge in green
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: White named disc with bridge in green
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Horse Ride (Multi User)
Start: TQ032484 - St Martha's Hill, Surrey View on StreetMap
Finish: TQ206060 - Shoreham-by-Sea, W Sussex View on StreetMap
Web Sites: West Sussex CC - Downs Link British Horse Society RideMaps - Downs Link Annierak - Downs Link [blog] Rambling Man - Downs Link Wim Trails - Downs Link Video

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF Downs Link  (West Sussex County Council ) Download
Guidebook Walkers' Britain  (AA Publishing  - 2011 )
Guidebook Walking the Downs Link : planning guide & reflections on walking from St. Martha's Hill to Shoreham-by-Sea  (Tribal Publishing  - 2017 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 186, 187, 198
OS Landranger Active 186, 187, 198
OS Explorer 11, 34, 145
OS Explorer Active 11, 34, 145
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 25 Stripmap
Downs Link: Martha's Hill to Shoreham-by-Sea (Yellow Publications - April 2016)

Walking Support Providers:

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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
1 km
36 km
B & B Accommodation
1 The Laurels  (bookable online)
3 km
46 km

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MemoryMap Route File
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Route Profile:

58.5 km (36.4 miles)
501 m (1,644 ft) ascent
133 m (436 ft)  maximum height

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