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South Downs Way

Address: Sussex, England, Brighton, England
Phone Number: 01243 558716
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Ranked #2 of 80 Attractions in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Walking
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Walking

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A 100 miles or so long distance footpath from Winchester to Eastborne along the ridge of South Downs this is one of best sights in southern england I walk the entire thing in 2013 camping along the way but revisited part of it recently near Eastborne (it was rather windy yesturday) It was worthwhile to walk however I would say... More 

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Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I loved the landscapes and view over Brighton and surroundings. I rode to Ditchling Beacon and entered the nature reserve.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have cycled along the South Downs way twice (July 2011 and July 2012). Once from Winchester to Brighton with an overnight stop in Cocking. Once from Petersfield to Brighton. You need a mountain bike for this and some good stamina as it is very hilly. The route is beautiful. You need a map as it is easy to get... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I wanted to organise the walk so that we had spare days rather than the usual luggage transfer commitment. Also my wife only likes to do the shorter, easier bits so needed to have facilities for her non walking days. We based ourselves in Petersfield for the first half then moved to Brighton for the rest. The transport links from... More 

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West Sussex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Walked the whole of the SDW from Winchester to Eastbourne and it was a wonderful experience. Well signposted and manageable in separate sections over different days in the month that it took me. An accompanying book and OS map definitely helped keep me on track and pointed out places of note en route.

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Surf City USA
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322 reviews 322 reviews
125 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just a spectacular place. Almost defies description. We would have liked to walk more but beware the weather along the path's more foreboding sections. There's a reason the few trees have grown to be bent sideways. Above the Beachy Head lighthouse, I think the sweeping vista affords the greatest single vantage point in the UK. Pray for sunny days!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The views are fantastic on a hot summers day, you can see for miles. The South downs way stretches well into Eastbourne and back to Chichester, so many like to cycle the ridge of the downs from one end to another. The Tourist Centre will have a maps of all the various cycle tracks and the pubs along the way.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Wonderful walk! We have completed the South Downs Way both east to west and west to east! Both ways are wonderful but a short word of warning. If you start from Eastbourne then you have a choice of two routes. Either you go slightly inland and walk back through the town to pick up the path that will take you... More 

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Greensboro NC
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190 reviews 190 reviews
18 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I had read about the South Downs Way and decided to give it a try, and am glad I did; it compares favorably with other British long walks. I walked the trail east to west in 6 1/2 days. It was prettier than I expected it to be. The pleasing panoramic views become routine, often seeing few signs of civilization... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Southdowns stretches for 100 miles. Whether you walk a bit, cycle (Mountain Bike) a bit or try and do the entire route or just part of it, it is a great walk that stretches from Winchester to Brighton. No camping sites but it passes lots of villages with nice B&B's

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