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South Downs Way

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Address: Sussex, England
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The most beautiful area to explore

We were based in Plumpton so explored the path and area just north of Worthing and Brighton. Its quite a steep climb up to the path but I can't tell you how wonderful the views... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were based in Plumpton so explored the path and area just north of Worthing and Brighton. Its quite a steep climb up to the path but I can't tell you how wonderful the views are from the top and makes the climb well worth it. The first day we went up it was very foggy which gave it an... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We spend a few days walking along the South downs way in October and we were lucky to have good walking weather. The route is unusual in that there was a bridleway before the footpath; (though about the first days walk does differ) so there are no styles - only gates with (so far) well oiled latches. The end Eastbourne... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

South downs magic walking, loads of heritage, pretty villages and a feeling of wide open countryside. Not easy to find in the south east.. I like trying the many country pubs along the route :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This town was in West Sussex and includes the South Downs which is a area of green rolling hills. A beautiful country setting.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I love the soft roundness of the South Downs. When the sun shines through the clouds on such days the downs have shaded contours which are great for photographers. There are so many parts of the Downs from Eastbourne to Winchester, many walks with snuggled down villages with comfy pubs. I love the journey on the train or by car... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have walked from Winchester to Eastbourne along the SDW as a holiday (not a challenge!) and enjoyed every mile. We booked our holiday through Pear Tree Tours/ Foorprints of Sussex. Richard McKenna booked our 7 nights accommodation and organised all of our bag drops to each destination. The service was faultless and we were very impressed with our B&B/... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Fortunately the South Downs now has National Park status, and let's hope this beautiful landscape in crowded, overpopulated Southern England will continue to be preserved as it is. This is one of my favourite parts of the country and I was fortunate to live for several years in a village in the Adur Valley with the Downs and part of... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

the south downes are amazing well worth a walk especially with dogs even children have lots of running space. Take a picnic that works really well .

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Want a great day out on your MTB while in London? Try the SDW, it's great. I kitted up in the morning with some snacks and refreshments for the ride and cycled down to Waterloo station where there are regular departures for Winchester which is just an hour away. Most the coaches have space for bikes. The SDW starts just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Beautiful milky light, up and down green hills and into old woodlands, with nights in historic villages. Our rambling by day was made easier with bag's portered to small B&B's, that had been selected & booked by Pear Tree Tours (Jarvis Lane, Steyning). it was all a wonderful experience.

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