The South Downs Way

The South Downs Way in southern England. Where to go, what to see, and where to stay on the South Downs Way.




The South Downs Way stretches for 100 miles from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in East Sussex. The path travels through the rolling hills of the beautiful South Downs an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. People have walked the South Downs Way for over 8000 years, back into the Middle Stone Age. Impressive monuments and burial mounds left over from Bronze Age peoples dot the landscape,  and there are many hillforts including, probably the best example, Old Winchester Hill. There are some Roman roads that cross the Downs most notably Stane Street at Bignor but the Romans kept mostly to the coastal plains. Wander from the path along the way and find evidence of Britain's history in the many villages and towns with their medieval Castles and ancient Churches.
We offer accommodation along the Way in several towns and villages, all with instant online confirmed booking facilities.

Click on the towns for more information and places of interest in the town or village :
Alfriston, Arundel, Brighton, Eastbourne, LewesPolegate, Rottingdean, West Chiltington, Winchester, and Worthing.

Or click on the list of towns below to find accommodation near the South Downs Way :
Alfriston, Arundel, Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes, Polegate, Rottingdean, West Chiltington, Winchester, and Worthing.

See also South Downs Way >> See also Pennine Way >> See also Hadrian's Wall Walk >>



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