South Downs Way


Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 690.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Winchester / Eastbourne
>   Distance: 100 miles (160 km)
>   Duration: 6 to 9 days according to choice
>   Availability: Any Start Date from March to October
>   Grading: Moderate
>   Way-marked

South Downs Way Highlights

  • Spectacular coastal walking and the magnificent chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head
  • Rolling, pretty landscapes of Southern England and an exhilarating sense of space
  • The historic city of Winchester with its impressive cathedral
  • Impressive Iron Age Hill-forts & Bronze Age Burial Mounds
  • The ‘Devil’s Dyke’, claimed to be the deepest chalk dry valley in the world
  • Historic, pretty villages including Alfriston, with its typical English pubs and inns

Experience some of our finest countryside between the historic city of Winchester and the magnificent white chalk cliffs on England’s South Coast. The South Downs Way stretches 100 miles from Winchester to the Victorian seaside town of Eastbourne on the South Coast of England.

Located within an hour of London, this delightful National Trail meanders along the crest of the Downs with far-reaching views over the patchwork fields, woods and villages of the Weald and southwards to the sea.

The route also dips into the beautiful river valleys, cutting through the Downs, and visits some very pretty villages with their friendly old pubs, thatched cottages and gardens bursting with wildflowers. The final section of the walk is over the magnificent chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head.

Most people complete the trail in 8 days but we recommend you allow additional days for sightseeing in this area of outstanding natural beauty. If you enjoy great views, a variety of wildlife, history, fine pubs and pretty villages, the South Downs Way is ideal for you. 

During these unpredictable times we all want complete peace of mind when booking a holiday, so we're offering flexible postponement up to 3 weeks before the start of your trip at no expense to you. See our Book With Confidence page for more details.