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South Downs Way

Address: Sussex, England, Brighton, England
Phone Number: 01243 558716
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Ranked #5 of 243 things to do 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
49 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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156 reviews 156 reviews
35 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have not walked the South Downs Way this year but walked the full length in 2001 and found it one of the prettiest, easier Long Distant Paths compared to previous LDPs I have done. The walk is through some beautiful countryside and passes through some lovely villages en route to Winchester. Well worth doing and very enjoyable.

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Cardiff
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38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We decided to take a 6 mile walk across the Downs, ending up in Lewis. Despite the inclement weather we had some beautiful scenery. Surprisingly uncrowded. We will have to walk more of it in future.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
62 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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