The South Downs Way is an account of walking the South Downs Way, told as a series of microfictions. The stories are independent but build to a larger narrative. The text is written to have the feeling of a walk, of stories from other travellers and the sense of places passing. Memories combine with history and folklore to give a unique view of the Sussex Landscape.
The first section was be released as a zine in May 2020. If you’d like a copy, email me or leave a message in the comments (I won’t publish the comment).
The South Downs Way is a 100-mile long-distance footpath, running between Winchester in Hampshire and Eastbourne in East Sussex. An official National Trail, it originally opened in March 1963. The path travels the long strip of the South Downs National Park, passing landmarks such as the Long Man of Wilmington and Chanctonbury Ring, finally crossing the Seven Sisters to Beachy Head.
As I work on the book I will be written updates on my blog. Selected posts include: