South Downs Way - 10 Days & 9 Nights

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10 Days & 9 Nights
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South Downs Way - 10 Days & 9 Nights

  • Winchester with its attractive Cathedral
  • The Viewpoints of Beacon and Butser Hills
  • Wild Flowers and butterflies that dominate the trail
  • Devils Dyke - a stunning beauty spot carved by glaciers into a deep valley
  • Magnificent chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head
The South Downs Way stretches 100 miles from the historic city of Winchester to the coastal chalk hills on the South Coast. Located within an hour from the country’s capital city, this National Trail is the perfect escape from often hectic city life. Walk amongst vibrant yellow fields of corn, follow picturesque chalk cliffs and admire traditional thatched cottages with colourful English Gardens on this walk in Southern England. The walk starts in the historic city of Winchester, once the Capital of England, where the cathedral dominates the skyline and draws many visitors. Rolling hills dominate the West section of the walk as you pass through traditional villages with friendly country Inns. Mixed woodland walking, and views as far as the Isle of Wight can be seen from Butser Hill, the highest section of the trail. As you head down to the coast the scenery changes with grasslands full of wild flowers and after the climb up Devils Dyke you reach Alfriston with its huge selection of historic pubs. The final section of the walk sees the magnificent chalk cliffs of Seven Sisters and Beachy Head before dropping down to the seaside town of Eastbourne.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Winchester and overnight Day 2 Winchester to Exton/Warnford 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 3 Exton to Buriton/Petersfield 13 miles / 21.5 km Day 4 Buriton to Cocking/Midhurst 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 5 Cocking to Amberley 13 miles / 21 km Day 6 Amberley to Steyning/Bramber 11 miles / 17.5 km Day 7 Steyning/Bramber to Lewes Area 18 miles / 29 km Day 8 Lewes to Alfriston 11 miles / 18 km Day 9 Alfriston to Eastbourne 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 10 Onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 9kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 9kg is equivalent to 5.5 avocados.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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