Public taps along the South Downs Way
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|Location||Dist from Winchester on Classic route. (Add 2.3m for Current route)||Dist to previous tap||Comments|
|Lomer Farm Cottages||10.2 miles/16.4km||N/A||Just as you exit the farm at the corner of the right turn.|
|Meon Springs Fly Fishery||15.3 miles/24.6km||5.1miles/8.2km||Tap is on the left when heading east bound.
This tap is maintained by the Fishery and is UV treated (i.e. without chemicals). They are very sportive of the Double and confirmed the tap is always on.
There is a selection of snacks and drinks in the fishing lodge. Opening times are 8am till 7pm or dusk, whichever is soonest.
|Queen Elizabeth Country Park||21.8miles/35.1km||6.5miles/10.46km||Next to cafe courtyard. There is also a backup tap on the back wall of the kitchen.|
|Cocking||34.8miles/56km||13miles/20.9km||Tap is on stone pillar with steps beside farm building where SDW joins surfaced road to Hill Barn farm 400m east of A286. Note the mention of Buriton farm on the sign as being 4 miles west is incorrect, this burnt down a few years ago. Queen Elizabeth Country Park is the next tap west bound.
|Amberley||45.9miles/73.9miles||11.1miles/17.86km||Tap above trough and easily visible, Approx. 500m west of B2139.|
|Washington||52.2miles/84km||6.3miles/10.14km||Tap is set slightly back from trail on south side of tarmac drive to A24, opposite the houses. Easy to spot on left when heading west, however when heading east easy to overshoot due to downhill. Google Street view available.|
|Botolphs||58.9miles/94.8km||6.7miles/10.8km||On west side of A283. Tap is above trough under trees.|
|YHA Truleigh Hill Hostel||60.7miles/97.7km||1.8miles/2.9km||Tap is on wall on left when facing the entrance of the YHA.|
|Saddlescombe||64.4miles/103.65km||3.7miles/5.95km||On the north of the farm buildings. May be turned off during cold weather between November and March to prevent freezing.|
|Housedean Farm||74.2miles/119.4km||9.8miles/15.8km||On flint wall to the east of Housedean Farm entrance. May be turned off on cold frosty nights.
|Southease church||80.6miles/129.7km||6.4miles/10.3km||Tap on church wall by the bench. Easy to fly by when heading eastbound. Google Street view available.|
|Southease Emergency||81.3miles/130.8km||Emergency tap. Just off the South Downs Way, on the old route in fact prior to the addition of the foot bridge. Google Street view available.|
|Jevington Church||91.9miles/147.9km||11.3mile/18.2km||Tap is on path leading to church entrance. Google Street view available.|