South Downs Way
Bookatrekking.com Trips - 11 days
Regular days with
- 15 - 20 km per day
- 250 - 500m ascent per day
- T2 Trails / no difficulty markings
Overview> Walk the full South Downs Way to the east coast
The South Downs Way is a trail that runs through the South Downs National Park. It is England’s newest National park and was only established in 2009. It runs through as many as 5 National Nature Reserves and many more interesting attractions, the most important being the iconic English chalk hills.
Day 1, Arrival in Winchester
√ Booking the hotels
We will take care of arranging accommodation for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.
We will arrange your accommodation on the South Downs Way in hotels. The accommodation will be in shared rooms when possible, although most hotels on the route offer only private rooms.
√ Accommodation in Winchester and Eastbourne
We will arrange the accommodation before and after your The South Downs Way. Before the trek, you will spend the night in Winchester, and at the end of the trek, you will spend one last night at a hotel in Eastbourne.
Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at the hotel before you continue with your South Downs Way adventure.
√ Baggage Transfer
This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next stop. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner.
× Airfare and Visa
You have to make your way to Winchester. The total amount is exclusive of flights to Great Britain.
Once in Great Britain, you will have to make your way to the trailhead in Winchester. We will provide the instructions and assist you with how to get there and back to the starting point after the trek, but the bus/train tickets are not included.
× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.
× Lunch and Dinner
Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.
× Personal expenses
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.
During the trek, we will arrange your accommodation in cosy hotels along the way. Along the South Downs Way route are lots of options for accommodation. You can stay in a typical English B&B or in a hotel. You’ll be spoiled with an English breakfast that will keep you full for a long time. Arranging the stages and booking the accommodation should not be taken lightly, since the hotels get fully booked months in advance. Here are the hotels we usually work with on the South Downs Way:
Day 1, Winchester
We will book your first night, before starting the South Downs Way, in Winchester, where you will be able to relax and prepare for your adventure.
Day 2, Exton: George & Falcon
This accommodation offers a big garden where you can relax and enjoy nature at one of the picnic tables. The accommodation offers free on-site parking.
Day 3, Buriton: The Nest Hotel & Restaurant
The Nest Hotel & Restaurant is a private family-owned boutique hotel that offers luxurious accommodation and a perfect base to explore stunning surroundings.
Day 4, Cocking: Moonlight Cottage Guest House & Cafe
Moonlight Cottage is a charming flint and brick character property built in 1815. Recently renovated to a high standard, with a modern country feel. Enjoy our courtyard and beautiful gardens.
Day 5, Amberley: Black Horse
This old English B&B' offers a delicious breakfast in the morning, so you can start your hike well-fed. Free parking is offered down the street.
Day 6, Steyning/Bramber: The Castle Inn Hotel
Castle Inn is truly an eye-catcher with beautiful flowers growing on the outside of the building. This place can't be missed! Enjoy a cold ale or glass of wine in the restaurant and rest in your comfortable room.
Day 7, Pyecombe: Tallai House B&B
You will be warmly welcomed by the sweet family that runs this place. You can enjoy the pool in the garden, in summer.
Day 8, Kingston-near-Lewes: The Dorset
The Dorset offers comfortable rooms and an extensive breakfast buffet. You'll find the Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum only 1 km from this accommodation.
Day 9, Alfrington: Deans Place Hotel
This hotel is a true pleasure to stay at, and a great ending to your walking holiday. The hotel offers a pool and a massive garden. You can enjoy a gastronomic dinner on-site or sip tea while enjoying a real British afternoon tea. The staff of the hotel will take good care of you!
Day 10, Eastbourne
We will book your last night, after completing your South Downs Way adventure, at a hotel in Eastbourne, where you will be able to relax and rest after your journey.
Where is the South Downs Way?
How to get to Winchester
If you are looking for more information, you can have a look at our article where you will find plenty of information about The South Downs Way!
- Don't go on your hiking trip if you have symptoms.
- Not all the accommodations are allowed to operate at full capacity yet, so make sure you book your stay in advance.
- Keep your distance and hygiene.
- Use disinfectants and hand sanitizers.
How to BookHow to Book?
On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking your match? In that case, you can proceed with your booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 30% of the total amount. In the case of this trek, we will check the availability at the respective accommodations for you. There are two possible outcomes:
√ There is availability
We go ahead and make all necessary arrangements for your trip. Once confirmed, we will send you a confirmation and your personal hiking guide. The remaining 70% must be paid at least two (2) weeks before the start of the trekking.
X There is no availability
If there is no availability, we will look for other starting dates or another trekking in agreement with you. Are there no other options for you? Then your deposit of 30% will be refunded.
If all the accommodations of this trekking are booked and confirmed, you will lose your deposit of 30% at all times. If you cancel within 14 days of your start date, you will lose your full booking amount.
Is it not quite clear yet or do you have questions? Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help you.
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