Progress Being Made By South Downs National Park

South Downs National Park have recently announced they aim to extend Centurion Way to join with the South Downs Way by 2026. They explain:

Led by the South Downs National Park Authority working with a range of partners and landowners, the route is currently being extended from West Dean to Cocking to link up with the 100-mile long South Downs Way National Trail. This is a complex project that will take several years to complete, but it’s hoped the extension will be finished by the end of 2026.

A stakeholder update is provided by the South Downs National Park and is available here as a PDF

South Downs National Park advise that updates on the project will appear on their webpage

South Downs National Park also have a webpage answering frequently asked questions about progress, which is available here.

Adam Bell who runs the Bognor Bike Hub and Chairs the Bognor Cycle Forum enthusiastically wrote the following on Facebook:

South Downs National Park have released an update on the Centurion Way extension past West Dean. The works underway have taken much longer than expected for a number of reasons, so they won’t be able to open all of it in one go up to Cucumber Farm. The first additional section open in Spring 2024 will be the bit from Singleton Station to Cucumber Farm, which will therefore be more of use for walkers.