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South Downs Way

Sussex, England, Brighton, England
01243 558716
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Ranked #3 of 83 attractions in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks
Activities: Biking, Walking
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

But challenging - the hills look gentle but can be a difficult climb. Villages tend to be small and bottle-neck with cars at weekends

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
13 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is effectively our backyard as we live 1 mile from the closest access point. There are literally hundreds of footpaths leading up the Downs which allow you to mix and match walking lengths depending on fitness levels. There are even places to park at the top e.g. Devil's Dyke, Jack & Jill or Ditchling Beacon so less fit or... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I've has so many lovely days out on The Downs. I've cycled it a couple of times and used it for walks on many occasions. SO pleased it's now protected as a National Park.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great news that the Friends of Beacon Hill are bidding to turn the old golf cabin into an education and wild life interpretation centre for visitors of all ages and to extend the existing nature reserve It's the top scenic spot in Brighton

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I live at the foot of the South Downs way & walk my dogs here most days. A beautiful natural area of the countryside, stunning views & combing sea views with countryside,

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

What better way to enjoy the Sussex Downs than a walk from Falmer (you can get a train and then walk up through Stanmer Park to Ditchling Beacon)? The view over the Sussex countryside is spectacular and you can end up with a nice cup of tea and cake at Bills in Lewes when you arrive. Regular trains and buses... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I often walk with my dog along various parts of The South Downs Way, It's a beautiful place in all seasons. Jack and Jill windmills are great, will be even better when Jack(black one) is restored. Devils Dyke is also good, pub food is good. If taking a dog there please be aware there are livestock around at a few... More

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lewes, east sussex
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24 reviews 24 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have lived next to the South Downs for 30 years. I spend a lot of the summer cycling across the Downs, it is great, the views and the remoteness. There are so many different routes sand I've only cycled less than half. Perfect day out for walking and worth planning for a pub lunch stop.

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Brighton, England
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We started the walk on a warm Sunday afternoon from the Devil's Dyke pub car park and walked down to Poynings and back. The panoramic view was breathtaking. Highly recommended to blow away any cobwebs or worries! (for a while any way!) :)

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Goes through some great countryside, great views and peaceful. Close enough to the coast to make it a holiday

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