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South Downs Way

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Address: Sussex, England
Phone Number: 01243 558716

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South downs magic walking, loads of heritage, pretty villages and a feeling of wide open countryside. Not easy to find in the south east.. I like trying the many country pubs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

South downs magic walking, loads of heritage, pretty villages and a feeling of wide open countryside. Not easy to find in the south east.. I like trying the many country pubs along the route :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This town was in West Sussex and includes the South Downs which is a area of green rolling hills. A beautiful country setting.

Thank kappy26
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I love the soft roundness of the South Downs. When the sun shines through the clouds on such days the downs have shaded contours which are great for photographers. There are so many parts of the Downs from Eastbourne to Winchester, many walks with snuggled down villages with comfy pubs. I love the journey on the train or by car... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We have walked from Winchester to Eastbourne along the SDW as a holiday (not a challenge!) and enjoyed every mile. We booked our holiday through Pear Tree Tours/ Foorprints of Sussex. Richard McKenna booked our 7 nights accommodation and organised all of our bag drops to each destination. The service was faultless and we were very impressed with our B&B/... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Fortunately the South Downs now has National Park status, and let's hope this beautiful landscape in crowded, overpopulated Southern England will continue to be preserved as it is. This is one of my favourite parts of the country and I was fortunate to live for several years in a village in the Adur Valley with the Downs and part of... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

the south downes are amazing well worth a walk especially with dogs even children have lots of running space. Take a picnic that works really well .

Thank jutalu
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Want a great day out on your MTB while in London? Try the SDW, it's great. I kitted up in the morning with some snacks and refreshments for the ride and cycled down to Waterloo station where there are regular departures for Winchester which is just an hour away. Most the coaches have space for bikes. The SDW starts just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Beautiful milky light, up and down green hills and into old woodlands, with nights in historic villages. Our rambling by day was made easier with bag's portered to small B&B's, that had been selected & booked by Pear Tree Tours (Jarvis Lane, Steyning). it was all a wonderful experience.

Thank agate
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

The South Downs Way goes from Winchester to Eastbourne with loads of locations inbetween so why Brighton from where you need a bus. Anyway a lovely varied path of views history, farmland and exercise. Definately recommended.

Thank Linden25
Rustington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Well worth visiting - although not dramatic like Glencoe or Snowdonia the countryside is beautiful and unspoilt with gentle rolling hills. Plenty of access to villages for refreshments as required eg Houghton

Thank Michael K

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