South Downs Discovery
South Downs Discovery
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South Downs Discovery specialise in UK walking holidays. There are lots to discover on the South Down way walk, and it is suitable for walkers of all levels. The walk takes 6-9 days to complete and on your journey, you will enjoy beautiful views, wildlife, history, traditions villages and pubs. Find out more about South Downs Way the UK’s newest national park by visiting our website.
Winchester, Hampshire, England

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CeeJay55
Queensland, Australia76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
A brilliantly organised trip. We loved our walk and accommodation, bag transfers worked well, the trip/walk notes easy to follow and comprehensive.
Excellent communication from Paul. Highly recommended.
Written 29 July 2023
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Thanks very much for the great review, it was a pleasure to organise it for you and I'm so glad you all enjoyed it!
Written 2 August 2023
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Travellers2QLD
Queensland, Australia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Just finished our South Downs walk and booked through South Downs Discovery. Paul was very helpful and his communication was excellent. He booked us into lovely B and Bs/pubs and arranged our baggage transfers, we really enjoyed the walk. Paul also has a thorough knowledge of the route and made suggestions for us with regard to options. Can highly recommend him to organise your SDW walk.
Written 24 July 2023
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Thanks for the great review, it was a pleasure to organise this for you and I'm really glad that you all enjoyed it!
Written 25 July 2023
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Clare M
Western Cape, South Africa27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
A long walk - we did the full 100 miles in 8 days but so well organised and supported! Good maps and directions, mostly helpful signposts although these became more scarce towards Eastbourne.
Written 16 July 2023
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Thanks Claire, it was a pleasure to organise this for you both and I'm glad it all went well!
Written 25 July 2023
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Glen Barber
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We had decided to do a long distance walk as a group of 10 friends. We had not done this sort of thing before. I consulted Paul at South Downs Discovery about the suitability of the walk for a group of 60 year olds and he put together a walking schedule for us, including luggage transport, taxis and lodgings for each night (we walked for 4 days from Winchester to Amberley).
We were so impressed by the service and reliabilty of South Downs Discovery. The package of maps and walking guides were perfect and we really enjoyed the Hotel, Pub and B&B that we stayed in. The whole package was perfect and whilst the walking challenged us we experienced some great Countryside. Best of all was the responsiveness from Paul. He was readily available and always responded very quickly to any query. I can really recommend South Downs Discovery!
Written 13 June 2023
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Gavin
Brooklyn, NY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
I cannot say enough positive things about South Downs Discovery. My eight-day walk from Winchester to Eastbourne in May 2022 was an absolute joy, and that is truly thanks to Paul and his seamless, meticulous organization. Paul was very helpful and responsive in the months leading up to the trip—sending along a comprehensive itinerary with all accommodation bookings and tips for lunch spots each day, as well as guides and maps. He was totally responsive throughout the walk too. The daily baggage transfer service worked very well, and it made the walking feel stress-free. The accommodation was comfortable and convenient, with uniformly delicious breakfasts, and I really enjoyed meeting and chatting with many of the hosts. The South Downs Way itself is a thrill. Basically, I couldn’t have done this without Paul. If you are considering doing this too, then you can’t go wrong with South Downs Discovery.
Written 12 June 2022
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Thanks for the great review Gavin, really glad that we could help and that you had such a great time!
Written 13 June 2022
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Thegallerybj
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We had a very well organised 8 day walking holiday from Winchester to Eastbourne. After the initial booking, Paul kept an eye on accommodation possibilities and we were offered better places to stay as they became available.

The booklets and maps that he provided were very good. We booked restaurants based on his recommendations and were not disappointed.

We can definitely recommend South Downs Discovery/Discovery Walking if you want to walk any part of the trail.
Written 19 May 2022
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Thanks for the great review, really glad you enjoyed it!
Written 20 May 2022
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Linda H
Sheffield, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Loved the beautiful scenery and wildlife. The villages are very pretty too. Organisation was brilliant - so nice to know your bags will be collected and delivered safely to the next B&B. No negative points at all. This is our second SDW walk and we enjoyed it as much, if not more, than our previous one in September 2020 when there were still so many restrictions.
Written 15 May 2022
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Thanks Linda, really glad you both had such a good time!
Written 20 May 2022
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Norahpepper
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
They were excellent in every way - extremely responsive, helpful and everything went like clockwork.
Written 24 October 2021
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Alison S
Ower, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
My husband and I walked from Amberley to Eastbourne with 2 other couples on a holiday organised by Paul. We had to change various details on more than one occasion as the Covid situation changed, but Paul was helpful and positive throughout. We were sent clear and full instructions in advance, the baggage transfers worked seamlessly and we were booked into a selection of delightful guest houses and hotels. The South Downs Way was absolutely stunning, and even the weather was mostly fine. I thoroughly recommend booking with this company.
Written 14 October 2020
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ABFam
United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We booked up with SDD after looking at firms which provided the guidesn B and B bookings, meals etc and essential bag transfers!
Paul and his firm delivered and were helpful throughout the trip when we wanted tips etc. They helped us navigate the Covid changes, restrictions etc especially for mealtimes.
My son aged 11 agrees and says they were excellent too and we both managed to survive 100 miles in 30+ degrees and dire humidity (which is far more effective and enjoyable than any ten day detox diet I can tell you)!
Happy to recommend them, the personalised walking and tour guides was brilliant especially if like us you're first time walkers. I would use them again and probably will do so sooner rather than later, the SDW is simply superb, beautiful views, great history and villages and hard but good walking.
AB
Written 25 August 2020
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