South Downs Way

Itineraries & Prices

We offer four suggested itineraries for walking the South Downs Way and have detailed the approximate distances for each stage. Our most popular itinerary is SDW3 which covers the route in 8 days. Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk and we would be delighted to adjust any itinerary for you.

We recommend you walk from Winchester to Eastbourne. The views improve as you head east, with the dramatic cliff top section providing an appropriate finale. The prevailing wind is at your back and it is a much gentler start from the west: the strenuous cliff top stage is better tackled on your last day. There is a total of approximately 4150m of ascent and descent on the route. However, if you wish to walk from East to West we’d be happy to arrange this for you.

All of our prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a room. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full Information Pack. If your party requires single rooms they are available at a supplement and we can also accommodate solo walkers. Further details can be found on our Package Info page.

Standard Accommodation - Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels


Tour Code SDW1 SDW2 SDW3 SDW4
Itinerary 6 Days / 7 Nights 7 Days / 8 Nights 8 Days / 9 Nights 9 Days / 10 Nights
Standard £ 690.00 £ 785.00 £ 880.00 £ 975.00
  Winchester Winchester Winchester Winchester
  17m / 27km 12m / 19km 12m / 19km 12m / 19km
  East Meon Exton Exton Exton
  19m / 30.5km 16m / 25.5km 12m / 19km 12m / 19km
  Cocking South Harting Buriton Buriton
  18m / 29km 20m / 32km 11.5m / 18.5km 11.5m / 18.5km
  Washington Amberley Cocking Cocking
  15m / 24km 13m / 21km 12m / 19km 12m / 19km
  Pyecombe Bramber Amberley Amberley
  22m / 35.5km 18m / 29km 13m / 21km 13m / 21km
  Alfriston Kingston Bramber Bramber
  11m / 17.5km 12m / 19km 18m / 29km 8m / 13km
  Eastbourne Alfriston Kingston Pyecombe
    11m / 17.5km 12m / 19km 10m / 16km
    Eastbourne Alfriston Kingston
      11m / 17.5km 12m / 19km
      Eastbourne Alfriston
        11m / 17.5km
        Eastbourne