Great British Walks - South Downs Way
The South Downs Way is a National Trail covering around 100 miles between Winchester and Eastbourne, and based in the South Downs National Park. An
easy walk passing ancient and historic tracks, linking woodland, delightful villages and river valleys. The South Downs Way is shared by walkers,
ramblers, horse riders and cyclists. Walkers following the South Downs escarpment have excellent views across farmland and rolling downs to the
sea at Eastbourne.
Trade routes engineered by the Romans across the South Downs were so advanced in their methods of construction that some of these paths have been adopted
as modern ‘rights of way’. In places, you will see large wooden signposts bearing directions to Londinium (London), and Noviomagus (Chichester).
All evidence of Roman past.
If you like photography, your perfect shot on the walking holiday could be in the pretty little village of Amberley with its beautiful thatched cottages. A great place to rest up. There is a museum here, and just a few miles away, Arundel Castle.
Your last climb on the South Downs Way is up to Beachy Head. Some 536 feet above the waves below. As you descend into Eastbourne you will arrive at a small café, where a notice board announces the official end of your walk. Time for a cup of tea! Should you decide on a Rest day or so at the end of your walking holiday, then Eastbourne has an array of exploration waiting for you.
Julie Thomas - Managing Director
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