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 161km/101 miles, Eastbourne to Winchester


"Britain's Best Bridleway" An exhilarating route along the rolling chalk downs of Sussex and Hampshire, with spectacular views of 30 miles and more in every direction

Connecting Paths

1066 Countryside Walk, Clarendon Way, Greensand Way (via Downs Link), Hangers Way, King's Way, Mid Sussex Link, Monarch's Way, North Downs Way (via Downs Link), Pilgrims' Trail, Socratic Trail, St Swithun's Way, Staunton Way, Sussex Border Path, Three Castles Path, Vanguard Way, Wayfarer's Walk, Wealdway, Wey-South Path

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Explorer maps, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 132
Landranger maps
185, 197, 198, 199
The route is marked on recent editions of these maps. Strip map of the whole route: South Downs Way, ISBN 1 85137 242 3. Harvey £8.95.
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Tourist Information Centres

Brighton 01273 292599; Burgess Hill 01444 238202; Chichester 01243 775888; Eastbourne 01323 411400; Guildford 01483 444333; Horsham 01403 211661; Lewes 01273 483448; Midhurst 01730 817322; Petersfield 01730 268829; Petworth (seasonal) 01798 343523; Winchester 01962 840500; Worthing 01903 221307

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Cottage Holidays in Sussex

Seven Sisters on the South Downs Way at Cuckmere Haven. Click to enlarge.

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We offer some of the most interesting holiday properties for rent across Sussex and the South Downs that are all hand selected, from apartments to cosy holiday cottages, country farmhouses and spacious family homes that we hope will be a delight to the discerning visitor.

Sussex is an area of outstanding natural beauty that encompasses the new South Downs National Park, so why not spend time walking or cycling the South Downs Way, as well as enjoying the Sussex coastal towns and blue flag beaches. Our service is personal and professional and as we live in Sussex we have extensive local knowledge to help you choose the right property so you make the most of your stay.  We will provide you with a wealth of local information to help enhance your enjoyment of the area and we make every effort to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.

With a wide range of properties to choose from and with prices from just £200 per week we are confident of being able to match your requirements and your budget.


01323 737851


A character property built as a Presbyterian Manse and retaining many original period features. Located in a quiet part of town, yet only 5 mins walk from the centre and 15 mins from the start of the South Downs Way. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere with spacious, light and comfortably furnished en-suite rooms. Sitting room with large comfy chairs, garden and seating.
Bed and Breakfast from £32 pppn.
Visit website: www.themansebandb.co.uk for full details


East Sussex

The Silverdale B&B

Room : Splashpoint

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Situated in the centre of the Edwardian town of Seaford, we have established a reputation for excellent service and hospitality, where nothing is too much trouble and your enjoyment is our main aim. We are within a couple of minutes’ walk of the many restaurants, pubs and shops in the town and a short drive will bring you to the lovely countryside of the Seven Sisters and South Downs, so revered by walkers.
 Renowned for being dog-friendly we welcome
walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and couples or families who are just after a relaxing break. We like to feel we offer a 'home from home' atmosphere with comfortable accommodation in individually designed and tastefully decorated rooms. All have en-suite facilities; four poster and family rooms available. There is a huge choice of breakfasts with all tastes catered for and we have a licensed and well stocked bar.
 Bed and Breakfast from £30 pppn, 3/4 person family rooms from £80 per room. Seasonal specials.
Tel: 01323 491849   Email     Visit Website
2010 Travellers Choice Winner - see reviews on Tripadvisor


Gatehouse Cottage

   Tel: 01273 843363


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Dower Cottage
Bed and Breakfast and self catering

Clayton, Near Brighton

This large, beautiful country house is situated just below the South Downs Way in an ideal position for walking and many other leisure pursuits. Boasting 4 letting bedrooms (
2 en-suite family/double/twin rooms, 1 twin room and 1 single room with bathroom opposite), all with wonderful views over the Sussex Weald. We cater for all breakfast tastes and welcome vegetarians. Organic milk and butter and all eggs free range. Library for the use of guests and wireless broadband in all rooms.
Bed and Breakfast from £40 pppn. Single £50

We also have 2 delightful self catering studio cottages, Gatehouse Cottage and The Tack Room, each sleeping 2 people. Both feature open plan living space, fully equipped kitchen and en-suite double bedroom.

 Prices from £300 per week. Short lets available.




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Nash Manor nestles close to the South Downs in eight acres of countryside overlooking Chanctonbury Ring, just one mile from Steyning and two miles from the South Downs Way.
We offer very comfortable and well appointed accommodation with lounge, dining room and six bedrooms all with either en-suite or private facilities.
A full English breakfast, traditional or vegetarian is provided, using organic and local fresh produce We are committed to providing and supporting local organic and fairtrade produce and to protecting the environment in whatever way we can. 

As well as providing B and B accommodation, Nash Manor also is a venue for many health and creative workshops. Why not experience the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings and also try a number of alternative therapies such as Reflexology & Hot Stone Reflexology?
 An evening meal is available by prior arrangement and Steyning has a number of restaurants and pubs where guests can obtain meals.
Our bed and breakfast prices have remained the same for 6 years. Prices start at £35 pppn in a shared room.
Packed lunches. Lockable storage. Plenty of parking.
Tel: 01903 814988   ►Email    Visit Website


01962 771286

English Tourism Council  4 Diamond Award

Front view of Dean Farm showing mature old english garden


De-stress and re-charge your batteries in our welcoming 18thC farmhouse near historic Winchester. Beautifully furnished with an emphasis on warmth, comfort and wonderful walks - on the Wayfarers Walk and just 1½ miles from the South Downs Way. All rooms have en-suite or private facilities and lovely rural views. Breakfast is substantial and has to be seen to be believed!
Bed and Breakfast £32.50 pppn. Sorry no pets.
Visit website: www.warrdeanfarm.btinternet.co.uk


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