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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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a peaceful idyllic walk in the south of England

Walked this from beginning to end and stayed at a variety of B&B along the way all of which were superb. No faulting any of them. Friendly and helpful and great breakfasts. Pubs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Linda H
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Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Walked this from beginning to end and stayed at a variety of B&B along the way all of which were superb. No faulting any of them. Friendly and helpful and great breakfasts. Pubs along the way for dinner were also brilliant. The walk itself is easy and some fabulous views across Sussex along route.

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

The walks on the South downs are excellent, many birds and there are orchids growing wild at the moment, not quite in flower. There are outstanding views over the South downs.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The South Down way is a peaceful, reachable and very enjoyable piece of nature that will meet requirement of any age, ability and agility. Very easy access from town centre to Devil Dyke on the regular No 77 Brighton and Hove Bus.If you are travelling by train this can be picked up by the Brighton Station and you can by... More 

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Just fab. Though too much dog crap near the car parks, could do with some bins to help dog owners out. Top tip. Go to a lesser used car park. They are free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

No doubt that the east end is the prettiest with the seven sisters seaford head cuckmere haven beachey head but this walk really does take on some of the best the south of England has to offer in terms of natural beauty. Great paths nicely way marked loads of great places to stay along the way.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have such fond memories of this walk I did last week. I went on Friday 17th April and actually didn't expect the walk to be as cathartic as it was. It was a beautiful yet breezy day, the walk was challenging and I loved every single moment of it so much so I was enticed to walk all of... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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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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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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