There are many things to look forward to on this hike. Even the starting point of Winchester is already a very popular city to visit. It is known for its cathedral, which we would definitely recommend visiting. About halfway through the South Downs Way, you will find the towns of Amberley and Arundel, where you will see historic thatched houses, as well as castles and the famous Bignor Roman Villa. If you are a bookworm, make sure to visit the town of Lewes. Here, you will find many old English bookshops. Be sure to pick up your favourite English folklore tale!
You’ll pass by the Devil’s Dyke, which is said to have been created by the devil himself, in order to flood the parshians below. However, scientists believe that it was created during the ice age. It is the longest, widest and deepest dry valley in England and is nearly one mile long. Move on and see the famous Seven Sisters chalk hills looming in the distance. Then, make your way down to the seaside resort and the final stop of the South Downs Way; Eastbourne. If the weather permits it, you’ll be able to relax on the beach or dip your toes in the waters of the English Channel.