As South Downs Way walking holiday specialists we know the area inside out and back to front! We offer a range of South Downs walking holidays, with durations of 6-10 days walking. We also have several shorter walks of 2-5 days if you’re limited for time or just want a taste of what the South Downs has to offer. We’ll plan your trip down to the last detail so all you’ll need to do is lace up your best hiking boots and enjoy your holiday.

Our friendly and flexible approach means that we can tailor your trip to suit your interests. We pride ourselves on our outstanding service but don’t take our word for it, check out our client testimonials.

For more information and advice on our South Downs Way walking holidays, call our friendly team on +44 (0)1925 914182.

Full South Downs Way Holiday routes

Duration
6 days Walking

6 Days South Downs Way Walking Holiday

Itinerary
South Downs Way Winchester to Eastbourne (Booking code SDW6)

Distance
106 miles / 171 kms, averaging around 18 miles / 29 kms per day

Price
from £700

Duration
7 days Walking

7 Days South Downs Way Walking Holiday

Itinerary
South Downs Way Winchester to Eastbourne (Booking code SDW7)

Distance
103 miles / 166 kms, averaging around 15 miles / 24 kms per day

Price
from £800

Duration
8 days Walking

8 Days South Downs Way Walking Holiday

Itinerary
South Downs Way Winchester to Eastbourne (Booking code SDW8)

Distance
105 miles / 169 kms, averaging around 13 miles / 21 kms per day

Price
from £900

Duration
9 days Walking

9 Days South Downs Way Walking Holiday

Itinerary
South Downs Way Winchester to Eastbourne (Booking code SDW9)

Distance
106 miles / 170 kms, averaging around 12 miles / 20 kms per day

Price
from £1000

Duration
10 days Walking

10 Days South Downs Way Walking Holiday

Itinerary
South Downs Way Winchester to Eastbourne (Booking code SDW10)

Distance
110 miles / 177 kms, averaging around 11 miles / 18kms per day

Price
from £1130

Shorter South Downs routes

Duration
2 days Walking

Itinerary
Eastbourne Circular via Alfriston, South Downs Way inland & coastal route (Booking code EC2)

Distance
22 miles / 36 kms, averaging 11 miles / 18 kms per day

Price
from £280

Duration

3 days Walking

South Downs Way

Itinerary
South Downs Way Poynings to Eastbourne (booking code PE3)

Distance
39 miles / 63 kms, averaging around 13 miles / 21 kms per day

Price
from £400

Duration

3 days Walking

South Downs Way

Itinerary
South Downs Way Winchester to Amberley (Booking code WA3)

Distance
47 miles / 75 kms, averaging around 16 miles / 25 kms per day

Price
from £450

Duration

4 days Walking

South Downs Way

Itinerary
South Downs Way Winchester to Amberley (Booking code WA4)

Distance
48 miles / 77 kms, averaging around 16 miles / 25 kms per day

Price
from £550

Duration

4 days Walking

Itinerary
South Downs Way Amberley to Eastbourne (Booking code AE4)

Distance
56 miles / 90 kms, averaging around 14 miles / 22 kms per day

Price
from £495

Duration

5 days Walking

10 Days South Downs Way Walking Holiday

Itinerary
South Downs Way Amberley to Eastbourne (Booking code AE5)

Distance
58 miles / 93 kms, around 11 miles / 18 kms per day

Price
from £595

Why choose a South Downs Walking holiday with us?

  • South Downs specialists with in-depth knowledge that’s hard to beat!
  • Personalised service – you’ll deal with the same person from your first enquiry until the end of your holiday, ensuring continuity and great service!
  • Attention to detail – perfectly planned itineraries to explore the very best the South Downs has to offer
  • High quality B&Bs, pubs and restaurants, all visited and hand selected by us
  • We run our own reliable baggage transfer service so you can be confident your bags will arrive safely at each stop!
  • Financial protection – we are a member of the Travel Vault so all payments you make to us are protected
  • A flexible approach; we can tailor your trip to suit your needs

Our walking holidays are operated by Discovery Walking, our dedicated walking holiday company. Read more about us.

FAQs

How long is the South Downs Way?

The trail stretches for some 100 miles from historic Winchester in Hampshire to the coastal resort of Eastbourne in East Sussex

Do I have to carry my luggage whilst walking the south downs trail?

The short answer is no! If you want to enjoy rather than endure your trip, we can arrange a convenient and reliable door-to-door baggage transfer service at an unbeatable rate. You’ll be able to enjoy this beautiful part of England with a spring in your step rather than the weight of the world on your shoulders!

What accommodation is there in the South Downs?

There are plenty of pubs, B&Bs and hotel options along the South Downs Way that will accommodate any budget. But if you don’t fancy the hassle of organising accommodation yourself, we’ve done all the hard work for you! 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!

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. For more information on the handpicked B&Bs, hotels and country inns we use, please contact us.