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South Downs Way

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Walking through the lovely South Downs!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
WMIM
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 .

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars 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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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My husband and I walked the length of the SDW. Can't recommend this enough. We have done a combination of tent and b&b. It's a beautiful part of the country and you get to meet other walkers. The only snag is that there is a killer virus for dogs in parts of the walk. Although my husband took our dog... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very relaxing scenery. Walking through fields with buttercups and oh yes, there was a rather huge hill too.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I live on the South Downs Way in a small village and love the area. The views are amazing on a clear day. Plan your day and there are some lovely village pubs along the route. Be careful of linking up with towns as bus times are few and far between and stop running quite early and not all trains... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

All along its 70 mile length The South Downs Way holds the Essence of Natural Beauty to be found in the County of Sussex.The winding river between Denton Island nr Newhaven along Seaford Road is a captivating sight. Saddlescombe,The Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs, Beachy Head, Rottingdean and beyond. All are scenically beautiful.

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