South Downs Way Short Break

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4 Days & 3 Nights
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South Downs Way Short Break

  • Walk the last two sections of the South Downs Way over a long weekend
  • Hike over the iconic white chalk sea cliffs of the Seven Sisters
  • Stay in the medieval village of Alfriston - full of picturesque timber-framed buildings
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain
  • Explore Lewes with its castle, historical attractions and quirky antique shops
The South Downs Way is one of Britain’s classic national trails and stretches for 100 miles. This hassle-free short break itinerary offers a taste of the trail over 4 days and 3 nights. Covering the undisputable highlight of the way, the magnificent Seven Sisters - a series of bright white chalk sea cliffs - this itinerary is perfect for those looking for a weekend getaway. Wander through fields brimming with wildflowers and enjoy coastal views over the Channel and the Isle of Wight. Your mini-adventure culminates with the steep hike up Beachy Head, the tallest chalk sea cliff in Britain. Stay in carefully chosen B&B’s and hotels in Lewes, Alfriston and Eastbourne; all unique stops with their own charms and attractions. Reward yourself after a great day hiking with some classic pub grub and a pint of locally brewed beer.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lewes and overnight Day 2 Walk to Alfriston 11 miles / 18 km Day 3 Walk to Eastbourne 12 miles / 20 km Day 4 Onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 8kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 8kg is equivalent to 12 pints of local beer at a bar.

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