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National Trail AcornSouth Downs National Trail - Jevington Alternative

E Sussex

13 km / 8 miles
This option from Alfriston offers a quieter alternative to the main route and has some beautiful views. From Windover Hill a short detour is worthwhile to see the 'Long Man of Wilmington', the largest chalk hill figure of a man in Britain. The village of Jevington has a blue plaque marking the site of the restaurant where Banoffee Pie was invented. A final climb over Willingdon Hill offers fine sea views on the way to Eastbourne.

Using this alternative reduces the overall distance of the National Trail by 2.5 miles.


Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Path Type: National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Attributes: National Trail (England and Wales)
National Park
Start: TQ522031 - Alfriston, E Sussex View on StreetMap
Finish: TV600972 - Eastbourne (Holywell), E Sussex View on StreetMap


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 199
OS Landranger Active 199
OS Explorer 25
OS Explorer Active 25
Other Paper Maps:
A-Z Adventure Series
South Downs Way (Geographers' A-Z Map Company (an imprint of HarperCollins) - 2018)

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Route Profile:

12.7 km (7.9 miles)
373 m (1,224 ft) ascent
196 m (643 ft)  maximum height

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