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South Downs Way

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Address: Sussex, England, Brighton, England
Phone Number: 01243 558716
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Activities: Biking, Walking

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So Glad it is now in a national park

I had a brisk walk from Burling Gap to Eastbourne yesterday and the views were spectacular. The terrain is hilly, I only had my trainers on and I was fine, but I have been told... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Samantha B
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I had a brisk walk from Burling Gap to Eastbourne yesterday and the views were spectacular. The terrain is hilly, I only had my trainers on and I was fine, but I have been told that in wet weather you need hiking boots. We stopped at a pub a long the way, the food was good and substantial. I am... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I can't claim to have travelled the 100+ miles of the entire South Downs Way but parts of it have been on my doorstep for the last 20 years. I've hiked up for Midnight on New Years Eve [great views of everyone's fireworks and nothing like starting the year on an energy high!], watched kids sledding in the snow, cooled... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a lovely walk and has great scenic views. However it is often a bit windy, so would be best to go on a warm sunny day although we dont get too many of those!

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great walking although at times challenging. The section between Lewes and Eastbourne is the best for me

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A fantastic walk, that can be completed over several days or in small chunks. The South Downs Way provides relatively easy walking with amazing views, going through many wonderful villages, with equally fantastic pubs. Highlights include Amberley, Chanctonbury Ring and Alfriston.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As I live near the south downs way I have a some what bias opinion but for visitors its a great way of getting away from it all scenery is stunning pubs on the way to recharge your batteries. Try it in the spring just beautiful flowers a sprouting trees and shrubs, not to mention great fresh air and lovely... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Possibly the most ancient footpath in the British Isles, where our forefathers walked at a time even before the English Channel was formed and the surrounding countryside consisted of impenetrable dark forest, where bears and wolves roamed. The total length is about 100 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne, though you can of course just walk or cycle a small section... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visit Brighton Frequently to visit relatives, rarely use tourist facilities but the surrounding countryside is beautiful

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I cycle and walk on the South downs Way a lot and am always stunned how easy it is to get away from the crowds by avoiding honeypot sites. It's a very challenging 2 day cycle or a difficult 3 day cycle. The eastern end is more 'up and down', the western end more wooded.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Downs are close to Brighton and easy to get away to when you need to be at one with nature at away from the Brighton bussle.

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