Trailblazer Guides (www.trailblazer-guides.com) brings you Trailblazers South Downs Way smartphone guide for your hike, bicycle ride or horseback ride on the South Downs Way. This app is a companion to our South Downs Way book guide, covering the 100-mile (160km) South Downs Way from Winchester to Eastbourne, including both the coastal route and the alternate inland bridleway from Alfriston to Eastbourne. It uses a combination of your mobile devices GPS, downloaded topo maps, and the Google Maps interface to accurately locate your position on the South Downs Way. No mobile service? Not a problem -- your phones GPS pinpoints your location on top of topo maps downloaded as part of the app.A bright red line indicates the location of the main trail on the map. Points of interest and distance markers are plotted on the map. An elevation profile shows trail distance vs elevation and plots your current location on the Way. Each point of interest is plotted on the profile and is clickable, opening to a detail page. The trail guide lists every point of interest in order by distance along the Way.
Each point of interest includes a detail page, providing further details about that particular point of interest:** Reference to the Trailblazer Guide book version** Distance along the Way (in miles or kilometres) and elevation (in feet or metres)** Photographs** A detailed description, including historical, cultural and geographical background information where applicable** Distance eastbound and westbound to the next camping area** A Trail Register where you may post comments and read other users comments
The types of points of interest include:** Villages, towns and cities near the Way** Camping areas** Car parks** Navigational waypoints, such as roads, junctions, gates, stiles, bridges** Parks and other nature areas** Food shops, pubs, restaurants** Accommodation**Train stations and bus stops**Notable views
About the South Downs Way National Trail: The South Downs Way is a 100-mile (160km) National Trail that follows the line of chalk hills stretching from Winchester in Hampshire across Sussex to Eastbourne. Walking the length of the Downs is the best way to experience this beautiful landscape with its mixture of rolling hills, steep hanging woodland and windswept fields. Youll also pass picture-postcard villages with welcoming pubs, thatched cottages and quintessentially English country gardens. Many walkers complete the entire trail in one go, and countless others enjoy hiking a few miles along the trail via the many access points along the Way.
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