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South Downs Way

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Sussex, England
+44 1243 558716
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Well-marked and well-used

A well-marked and well-used path by walkers, cyclists and riders alike. We were there one Sunday... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Worcester, United Kingdom
Beautiful views

On a sunny day this is one of the most stunning places to be. Great walks and sweet air with great... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well-marked and well-used path by walkers, cyclists and riders alike. We were there one Sunday when there was a charity mountain biking event along the whole length- luckily we were going the opposite direction so could see them coming to step out of the...More

Thank moot
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

On a sunny day this is one of the most stunning places to be. Great walks and sweet air with great landscapes to view.

Thank BeeGee45
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The route is extremely well signposted and easy to follow. There are some water points along the way though you'll need to take a collapsible bucket as most are taps. Some lovely views and glorious canters but it's very hilly and steep in places, you'll...More

Thank LucyA1001
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great trip across the Downs. Very well signposted all the way. Views over the coast and inland were amazing from a number of points. Make sure to plan route and book accommodation as not much on the route itself so will have to drop down...More

Thank Ddb60
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a fantastic route for walking and cycling. Walked it all (98 miles) years ago in a 3-day weekend in pretty gloomy and foggy weather, as training for the Ten Tors challenge. I always had good memories despite the weather and the toughness of...More

1  Thank Herbie-Green
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were based in Plumpton so explored the path and area just north of Worthing and Brighton. Its quite a steep climb up to the path but I can't tell you how wonderful the views are from the top and makes the climb well worth...More

Thank Travellifefully
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We spend a few days walking along the South downs way in October and we were lucky to have good walking weather. The route is unusual in that there was a bridleway before the footpath; (though about the first days walk does differ) so there...More

Thank Igneous_Yacht
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

South downs magic walking, loads of heritage, pretty villages and a feeling of wide open countryside. Not easy to find in the south east.. I like trying the many country pubs along the route :)

Thank Jayster_2468
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This town was in West Sussex and includes the South Downs which is a area of green rolling hills. A beautiful country setting.

Thank kappy26
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I love the soft roundness of the South Downs. When the sun shines through the clouds on such days the downs have shaded contours which are great for photographers. There are so many parts of the Downs from Eastbourne to Winchester, many walks with snuggled...More

Thank Teresa F
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