Eastbourne, South Downs Way

from £225

This short break is ideal if you have limited time and makes a perfect weekend walking break, incorporating some of the most spectacular scenery along the whole route.

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Day one – Eastbourne

Arrive in Eastbourne, check in to your accommodation and take some time to stroll along the seafront and explore this historic seaside town.

Day two – Eastbourne to Alfriston (inland route) – 10 miles / 16 kms

Walk from Eastbourne to Alfriston, via Jevington – a less explored but extremely picturesque part of the South Downs Way

Highlights:

• Windover Hill – great sport for expansive views
•  The Long Man of Wilmington – standing 70 metres high, it’s only around a mile off the way and well worth the detour
•  The pretty downland village of Jevington

Day three – Alfriston – Eastbourne (coastal route) – 12 miles / 19 kms

Walk from Alfriston back to Eastbourne via the spectacular coastal route

Highlights:

• Cuckmere Valley – where the river Cuckmere meanders it’s way to the sea
• Seven Sisters – iconic, glorious coastal scenery, arguably the highlight of the whole South Downs Way
• Beachy Head – spectacular chalk cliff jutting into the English channel with fine views west across the Seven Sisters and east over Eastbourne and beyond.

On arrival, you can then either depart Eastbourne in the afternoon or stay over and depart the following day, giving you a chance to explore this elegant seaside resort or just put your feet up!

£225 per person for 2 nights.

£275 per person for 3 nights (overnighting in Eastbourne at the end of your walk).

These prices are based on two people sharing, single supplement of £30/night applies.

This walk is available to book any time between 18 March to 14 October 18.

We understand that good quality accommodation is the key component to a successful walking holiday and often the difference between a good holiday and a great one! So rest assured, after a long day’s walking you can expect a very warm welcome. We don’t like leaving anything to chance, so we personally visit all our accommodation providers, as well as constantly monitoring customer feedback and online reviews. We know all our B&B/hotel owners very well and we only work with nice people! Here’s a couple of the handpicked B&Bs &  hotels and country inns we use in Alfriston & Eastbourne- feel free to check them out on Tripadvisor, we do!

South Downs Way hotel

Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston – set on the banks of the Cuckmere River, Deans Place is an excellent hotel offering very comfortable accommodation and excellent amenities

The Star Inn, Alfriston – steeped in history and full of character, the Star Inn is a 13th Century Inn with very good quality accommodation

Riverdale House, Alfriston – enjoying a peaceful setting with wonderful views, Riverdale House offers very comfortable accommodation

Southcroft Guesthouse, Eastbourne – conveniently located near the end of the South Downs Way, Southcroft Guesthouse provides a warm welcome and excellent accommodation

Optional Add-ons

If time allows, we’d recommend arriving early in Eastbourne to take some time to explore this historic coastal resort, with its seaside promenade, sweeping coastal views and wealth of magnificent Georgian & Victorian architecture.

Upgrades

If you’d like to celebrate a special occasion while you’re away, or if you just fancy treating yourself, we can arrange upgrades to some of the very best accommodation the South Downs has to offer.

+ Full Itinerary

Day one – Eastbourne

Arrive in Eastbourne, check in to your accommodation and take some time to stroll along the seafront and explore this historic seaside town.

Day two – Eastbourne to Alfriston (inland route) – 10 miles / 16 kms

Walk from Eastbourne to Alfriston, via Jevington – a less explored but extremely picturesque part of the South Downs Way

Highlights:

• Windover Hill – great sport for expansive views
•  The Long Man of Wilmington – standing 70 metres high, it’s only around a mile off the way and well worth the detour
•  The pretty downland village of Jevington

Day three – Alfriston – Eastbourne (coastal route) – 12 miles / 19 kms

Walk from Alfriston back to Eastbourne via the spectacular coastal route

Highlights:

• Cuckmere Valley – where the river Cuckmere meanders it’s way to the sea
• Seven Sisters – iconic, glorious coastal scenery, arguably the highlight of the whole South Downs Way
• Beachy Head – spectacular chalk cliff jutting into the English channel with fine views west across the Seven Sisters and east over Eastbourne and beyond.

On arrival, you can then either depart Eastbourne in the afternoon or stay over and depart the following day, giving you a chance to explore this elegant seaside resort or just put your feet up!

+ Dates & Prices

£225 per person for 2 nights.

£275 per person for 3 nights (overnighting in Eastbourne at the end of your walk).

These prices are based on two people sharing, single supplement of £30/night applies.

This walk is available to book any time between 18 March to 14 October 18.

+ Accommodation

We understand that good quality accommodation is the key component to a successful walking holiday and often the difference between a good holiday and a great one! So rest assured, after a long day’s walking you can expect a very warm welcome. We don’t like leaving anything to chance, so we personally visit all our accommodation providers, as well as constantly monitoring customer feedback and online reviews. We know all our B&B/hotel owners very well and we only work with nice people! Here’s a couple of the handpicked B&Bs &  hotels and country inns we use in Alfriston & Eastbourne- feel free to check them out on Tripadvisor, we do!

South Downs Way hotel

Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston – set on the banks of the Cuckmere River, Deans Place is an excellent hotel offering very comfortable accommodation and excellent amenities

The Star Inn, Alfriston – steeped in history and full of character, the Star Inn is a 13th Century Inn with very good quality accommodation

Riverdale House, Alfriston – enjoying a peaceful setting with wonderful views, Riverdale House offers very comfortable accommodation

Southcroft Guesthouse, Eastbourne – conveniently located near the end of the South Downs Way, Southcroft Guesthouse provides a warm welcome and excellent accommodation

+ Extras

Optional Add-ons

If time allows, we’d recommend arriving early in Eastbourne to take some time to explore this historic coastal resort, with its seaside promenade, sweeping coastal views and wealth of magnificent Georgian & Victorian architecture.

Upgrades

If you’d like to celebrate a special occasion while you’re away, or if you just fancy treating yourself, we can arrange upgrades to some of the very best accommodation the South Downs has to offer.