As South Downs Way walking holiday specialists, we know the area inside out and back to front! Thanks to our detailed understanding of each verge, path and valley, we provide a variety of walking holidays spanning the length and breadth of the beautiful South Downs. Our full holiday walking routes span six to 10 days of exquisite treks, from Winchester to Eastbourne.

We also provide shorter routes if you have limited time, ranging from two-day tours to five days of walking routes, stopping at landmarks such as Bramber Castle, Seven Sisters and the historic town of Lewes.

Let us take care of the details, as we plan your trip down to the last tee, ensuring no matter how long your walking tour is, you get the full South Downs experience. All that’s left for you to do is lace up your hiking boots and enjoy your holiday.

 

Enjoy a bespoke walking holiday in the South Downs National Park

Visitors to the South Downs can experience the UK’s newest national park, exactly how they want to. Our flexible approach to South Downs Way walking holidays allows us to tailor your tip to match your interests.

We ensure that you deal with the same person from your first enquiry until the end of your holiday for a personalised experience. The service that we provide is a source of pride for us, but don’t just 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 £760

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 £895

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 £995

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 £1095

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 £1235

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 £320

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 £450

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 £510

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 £600

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 £545

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 £670

Why choose a South Downs Walking holiday with us?

We love everything about what we do, and we are only too happy to share our passion for the South Downs Way with you! With years of experience walking and cycling across the South Downs National Park, our first-hand experience is hard to beat.

Our South Downs walks provide:

  • South Downs specialists with in-depth knowledge that can’t be matched!
  • A 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.
  • A tour of the best places of interest – from archaeological essentials like Winchester Cathedral to natural wonders like the River Adur and quaint villages.
  • High quality B&Bs, pubs and restaurants, all visited and hand selected by us
  • A reliable baggage transfer service so you can be confident your bags will arrive safely at each stop!
  • Flexible options just for you; 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

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.