Walk the South Downs Way

The South Downs Way stretches for 100 miles from historic Winchester in Hampshire to the white cliffs of Eastbourne. Experience dramatic scenery and visit picturesque villages as you traverse the tops of the South Downs hills. Only an hour from London, this National Trail offers the perfect holiday escape.

This long distance path has a huge variety of scenery, from spectacular panoramic ridge top views to shady woodland walks, meandering rivers and picture postcard villages, complete with thatched cottages and traditional pubs. History is a constant companion in the South Downs with iron age forts, Roman villas, majestic castles and stately homes.

Holiday Options

Walk the South Downs Way in a single trip or divide the trail into two or four sections. On our holidays of 4 days or more you have the option to include lunch, dinner and bag transfers. With our weekend breaks breakfast, a packed lunch, dinner and luggage transfers are all included as standard.

Winchester Cathedral

From Winchester through the Meon Valley, over Butser Hill, past Buriton, Harting Down, Cocking and Graffham Down before ending at the pretty village of Amberley.

Eastbourne cliffs and beach near Beachy Head

Walk the second half of the South Downs chalk ridge from Amberley to the cliffs of Beachy Head and Eastbourne.

Star Inn, Alfriston village

Spend a few days walking a section of the South Downs Way, or walk the whole route in four weekend or mid-week breaks.

Hotels & Inns

Accommodation is provided in country hotels and inns along the trail. When there is no suitable accommodation available close to the path, local transfers are provided.

The Trail

South Downs Way Map

About Our Holidays

Based in the South Downs National Park, Walk & Cycle organises local holidays for groups of all sizes and abilities.

Trail Planning
We carefully design routes for you each day and provide maps.

Hotels and Inns
We regularly visit all hotel & inns to check their standard.

Local Support
We are close at hand should you need help and advice.

With our understanding of the South Downs terrain and conditions and our knowledge of local businesses and attractions we are able to create a holiday tailored made for you.

Please talk to us about the options available for each holiday.

Walking With Your Dog

Dog walks on the South Downs

We run holidays for dog walkers that use dog friendly hotels, inns and B&Bs

We also provide daily transfers for all your gear including luggage, dog food and blankets.

What Our Customers Say

"We were delighted with your service, which was friendly, helpful, efficient and professional.

We liked the accommodation - which reflected what I'd specified to you originally. Many of the rooms were delightful.

Sally and I had a great holiday. We would unreservedly recommend you to others."

George and Sally Leigh

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