South Downs Way, East Sussex

The South Downs Way is a 100 mile walking trail starting in Winchester and finishing in Eastbourne. The adventurous might tackle it all in planned stages, but even if you only want to stroll for a couple of miles you can easily do so. Either way, you’ll be walking in the arresting scenery of the South Downs National Park, following old routes and drovers paths along the chalk slopes and high ridges where the views stretch on as far as the eye can see.

Vast open skies and a diverse landscape of grasslands, river valleys and ancient woodlands are all yours, you’ll feel on top of the world, far, far away from the crazy world we live in. Think peace and quiet, the breeze in your hair, the sun on your face, the ground beneath your feet. This is manna for the soul, it’s pure mindfulness.

Depending on how far you walk, you’ll pass through quintessential villages like Rodmell and Alfriston, where there are tea rooms and charming country inns to stop at to refuel. Pass by the foot of The Long Man of Wilmington, see the brilliant white cliffs in the Seven Sisters National Park. As per the Countryside Code, take only photos, leave only footprints.

All information correct at the time of writing

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