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South Downs Way National Trail

Pear Tree Cottage Jarvis Lane | Jarvis Lane, Steyning BN44 3GL, England
+44 1903 813381
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Horse riding the south downs way

The route is extremely well signposted and easy to follow. There are some water points along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Fantastic route for walking & cycling

This is a fantastic route for walking and cycling. Walked it all (98 miles) years ago in a 3-day... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
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2 weeks ago
“Horse riding the south downs way”
4 weeks ago
“Fantastic route for walking & cycling”
Pear Tree Cottage Jarvis Lane | Jarvis Lane, Steyning BN44 3GL, England
+44 1903 813381
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The route is extremely well signposted and easy to follow. There are some water points along the way though you'll need to take a collapsible bucket as most are taps. Some lovely views and glorious canters but it's very hilly and steep in places, you'll...More

Thank LucyA1001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic route for walking and cycling. Walked it all (98 miles) years ago in a 3-day weekend in pretty gloomy and foggy weather, as training for the Ten Tors challenge. I always had good memories despite the weather and the toughness of...More

1  Thank Herbie-Green
Reviewed 18 April 2017

There are few better opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation than a long walk. English national trails take it to a new level. In the bracing air along the Seven Sisters, the prominent chalk cliffs overseeing the English Channel, I encounter a fellow hiker who recommends...More

1  Thank CarolinaTrekkers
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Well signposted, even for someone with no navigational skills. Tracks and paths in great condition, only having the occasional friendly mountain biker overtake. Well worth the hike up the hill to see both the sea, the South Downs and the North Downs in the distance....More

Thank AlexH0lmes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Was with a walking group hiking the South Downs . The walk covered fields , windmills and ended in the beautiful town of Lewes . Loved the trek as it had stunning views of the South Downs .

Thank Vilas_Kanyal
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I live on the side of the South Downs in the beautiful and very old Sussex village of Steyning. The trail isn't far from me and I feel so privileged to be near it. It is just over 106 miles long and mostly along the...More

Thank Cloosie
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We took a small section from Amberly to Steyning and were stunned by the views in all directions taking in the beautiful Downs to the sea and the Isle of Wight. While walking we saw buzzards, kites and kestrels as well as smaller birds and...More

Thank fingerpoppingdaddio
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic views, an easy walk and excellent way markers. We had sunshine and rain. Could do with fewer bikers whizzing by, by a minor distraction from the views.

Thank cushiewalking
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Based in Steyning with the South Downs Way 100yards from the holiday cottage. Most routes walkable in bad weather. Generally great views on either side of the South Down ridges.

Thank KevinStewart22
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I have walked the South Downs Way in both directions and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The views over the soft rolling downs are truly breathtaking. From Winchester to Eastbourne, 109 miles in total, are amazing. But there are also many villages nestled in the folds...More

1  Thank brenda e
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Hi I am walking this trail in maybe 9 days...could maybe do it in less? Can you recommend cheapie how nice places to stay near the walk? Thank you. Anne
13 March 2017|
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Can anybody recommend a good company to plan the south downs way with ? My first self guided walk, people say it is well sign posted.
14 September 2015|
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How can I get to Alfriston from Porstmouth?
16 March 2015|
Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
If you can get yourself by public transport to Eastbourne, there is a regular bus service from the centre of Eastbourne to Alfriston. You can look up the bus times online.