Route: From Winchester to Eastbourne

Overview

The South Downs Way gives you a taste of the extensive history and the geology of the South of England. Winchester, Hampshire on the edge of the South Downs National Park is your starting point. Once the county seat of the Wessex Kings, Winchester is home to many medieval sites, and may be worth an extra night to give you a chance to explore this historic city before setting off on your adventure.  Once out on the path you have the chance to experience the wide skies and beautiful landscape, with a mixture of rolling hills, woodland and open patchwork fields knowing that this is a land well-trodden from the Bronze Age to the present day. Evidence of habitation abound, with barrows, Iron Age forts, the Roman trackways, Saxon and Norman churches and castles, windmills intermingle with ancient beacon points as you make your way through the pretty Downs villages of Cocking, Amberley and Alfriston on  your way to the seaside town of Eastbourne.


INCLUDED

All our holiday packages include:

  • Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
  • A detailed holiday pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
  • Maps
  • Guidebook
  • Emergency support.

NOT INCLUDED

Our holiday packages do not include:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the holiday, unless stated.  We can help you with your options.
  • Packed Lunches and Evening Meals
  • Travel Insurance
ROUTE PROFILE

Itinerary & Costs

A spectacular 100 mile walk stretching across the chalky rolling hillsides of Southern England, from the historic cathedral city of Winchester the South Downs Way wends its way through picture postcard villages onwards to the seaside town of Eastbourne, Sussex. A picturesque and relaxing trek for walkers of all levels of experience.


The Daily Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive
Winchester
Day 2: Walking
Winchester to Exton
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 3: Walking
Exton to South Harting
Distance: 16.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 4: Walking
South Harting to Amberley
Distance: 20 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 5: Walking
Amberley to Bramber
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 6: Walking
Bramber to Kingston-near-Lewes
Distance: 16.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 7: Walking
Kingston-near-Lewes to Alfriston
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 8: Walking
Alfriston to Eastbourne
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 9: Depart
Eastbourne
 

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the length of your holiday including the night before you start walking and the evening after your final day's walking in good quality B&Bs, Inns and small hotels. This will be en-suite wherever possible.
  • Breakfast every morning. Evening meals can be arranged with certain accommodations for an additional charge.
  • A Personalised Holiday Pack containing maps and addresses for accommodations, pick up points and daily mileage information.
  • Luggage transfers between each accommodation. 1 bag per person up to 20 kilograms. Additional bags can be added upon request.
  • If required, path to accommodation or round river transfers (free of charge)
  • Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.

Optional Extras

The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.

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Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

7 Days / 8 Nights 102.5 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 3


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £680 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £1,360

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Rear of 12 Wendron Street
Helston
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TR13 8PS

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