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3-Day Walking Holiday from Poynings to Eastbourne

3 days
39 miles / 63 kms

Overview

(Booking code PE3)

If you only have a few days to discover the South Downs Way, this 3 day walk from Poynings near Brighton to Eastbourne showcases some of the most spectacular scenery along the route and makes for the perfect long weekend walking break.

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£480/pp
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Day one

Arrive in Poynings

Arrive in Poynings and check in to your accommodation. There is an excellent pub just a few doors down for your evening meal.

Day two

Poynings to Lewes – 13 miles / 21 kms

Highlights:

• Devils’s Dyke – legend has it that the Devil dug the valley to drown the parishioners of the Weald..
• Jack & Jill Windmills – famous local landmarks that can be seen from miles around.
• Ditchling Beacon – heading east from here, there are fantastic views inland across the weald and towards ashdown forest.
• Lewes – this pretty county town is steeped in history

Day three

Lewes to Alfriston – 14 miles / 23 kms

Highlights:

• Monk’s House, Rodmell – this was the home of Virginia Woolf, now owned by the National Trust and open to the public.
• Iford Hill – great views inland towards Mount Caburn to the north and the sea to the south.
• The picture postcard village of Alfriston.

Day four

Alfriston – Eastbourne – 12 miles / 19 kms

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.

The spectacular Seven Sisters make a fitting finale to the South Downs Way. 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!

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£480 per person for 3 nights.

£540 per person for 4 nights (overnighting in Eastbourne at the end of your walk).

These prices are based on two people sharing, single supplement of £50/night applies.

This walk is available to book any time between 01 April – 31 October 24 (with the exception of 20 – 30 August) .

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. For extra peace of mind we book the accommodation and send your confirmed itinerary before you need to pay your deposit, so you can see exactly where you will be staying before committing to the walking holiday.

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 accommodations the South Downs has to offer.

Why book with us?

We love what we do!

We are passionate about the South Downs and are only too happy to share our knowledge and expertise to help you get the very most from your trip. Every walk we offer is one we have enjoyed ourselves!

South Downs Way experts

Our years of experience of working in, as well as walking and cycling throughout the South Downs National Park give us a level of expertise that’s hard to beat!

Perfect planning

We believe that attention to detail is the key to arranging the perfect walking holiday, so we take great care in planning your holiday to ensure everything runs like clockwork.

Flexibility and choice

Our friendly and flexible approach means that we can offer a genuinely tailor made service, and help you find the holiday that is perfect for you.

Handpicked 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 owners very well and we only work with nice people!

Personalised service

We take great pride in ensuring that every single one of our customers receives outstanding service, specifically tailored to their needs. You’ll deal with the same person from your first enquiry until the end of your holiday, ensuring continuity and great service!

24/7 support

For your peace of mind, we provide you with a mobile number to contact us on should you need support outside office hours.

Responsible tourism

The natural beauty of the South Downs National Park is central to all our walking holidays, so we feel it’s important to play our part in protecting this beautiful area. We have a whole page on our website dedicated to responsible tourism and are also members of the South Downs Society, an independent charity dedicated to protecting the National Park for the enjoyment of future generations.

What’s included?

Handpicked accommodation

We only use a select range of accommodation providers which we personally visit and regularly review to ensure high standards.

En suite or private bathrooms

All rooms we book come with an en suite or private bathroom.

Breakfast

Breakfast is included in the price of your booking.

Reliable luggage transfer service

We work with South Downs Bag Transfers who will collect your bags each day after 0900 and drop off no later than 1600.

24/7 support during your holiday

For your peace of mind, we provide out of office hours support.

Guide book and map

We provide you with a Trailblazer guide book and a handy sized OS map booklet covering the whole route (one of each per booking).

Personalised trip notes

Our personalised trip notes include all our favourite lunch stops, points of interest along the route, directions to/from your accommodation and a guide to each town or village you stay in, including pub and restaurant recommendations.

Luggage labels

We will provide luggage labels to attach to your bags at the start of your trip.

Booking Form

Please complete the form below to book your holiday and we will respond to you within 48 hours.