South Downs Way

3 Day Walk from £540

If you haven’t got time to do the whole of the South Downs Way, this Winchester to Amberley route is ideal to do over a long weekend. It will give you a good taster and you’ll definitely want to come back to complete the rest of the South Downs Way! The first 2 days are both long so you’ll need to bit fit and used to walking long distances.

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Day one – Arrive in Winchester

Check in to your accommodation then explore this beautiful, historic city.

Day two– Winchester to East Meon – 17 miles / 27 kms

Highlights:

• The cathedral city of Winchester.
• Beacon Hill – it’s a nature reserve and commands outstanding views of the surrounding countryside.
• Old Winchester Hill – great views and there is a fine Iron Age hill-fort site at the top.
• Meon Springs – beautiful spot where you can get refreshments and fill up your water bottles.

• The pretty village of East Meon.

Day three – East Meon to Cocking – 18 miles/ 29 kms

Highlights:

• Butser Hill – the highest point on the South Downs Way at 270 metres.
• Queen Elizabeth Country Park – a large area of beautiful mixed woodland.
• The picturesque village of Buriton ( half hour (in total) detour from the way).
• Harting Down – fantastic views across the Weald, it’s possible to see the North Downs on a clear day.

Day four – Cocking to Amberley – 12 miles / 19 kms

• Heyshott Down – great views inland.
• Bignor Roman Villa – dating back to 3rd Century AD, with amazingly preserved mosaic floors. It’s 1.5 miles from the South Downs Way and just off the old Roman road Stane Street.
• Bignor Hill – fantastic views right along the Downs.
• Amberley Working Museum – excellent museum of local history, just off the way.
• Amberley village – one of the prettiest villages in the South Downs, just off the way.
• First views of the sea to the south.

Day five – depart Amberley

£540 per person for 4 nights.

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 – 30 September 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 you’ve time to spare, we’d recommend taking an extra day at the start of your walk to explore  Winchester.It’s a pleasure to just stroll along the banks of the River Itchen and wander around the historic city centre, with its independent shops and array of restaurants and pubs.

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Upgrades

If you’d like to celebrate a special occasion while you’re away, or if you just fancy treating yourself for a night or two, we can arrange upgrades to some of the very best accommodation the South Downs has to offer. Here is just one example of some truly memorable places to stay:  Luxury hotel Amberley

Full Itinerary

Day one – Arrive in Winchester

Check in to your accommodation then explore this beautiful, historic city.

Day two– Winchester to East Meon – 17 miles / 27 kms

Highlights:

• The cathedral city of Winchester.
• Beacon Hill – it’s a nature reserve and commands outstanding views of the surrounding countryside.
• Old Winchester Hill – great views and there is a fine Iron Age hill-fort site at the top.
• Meon Springs – beautiful spot where you can get refreshments and fill up your water bottles.

• The pretty village of East Meon.

Day three – East Meon to Cocking – 18 miles/ 29 kms

Highlights:

• Butser Hill – the highest point on the South Downs Way at 270 metres.
• Queen Elizabeth Country Park – a large area of beautiful mixed woodland.
• The picturesque village of Buriton ( half hour (in total) detour from the way).
• Harting Down – fantastic views across the Weald, it’s possible to see the North Downs on a clear day.

Day four – Cocking to Amberley – 12 miles / 19 kms

• Heyshott Down – great views inland.
• Bignor Roman Villa – dating back to 3rd Century AD, with amazingly preserved mosaic floors. It’s 1.5 miles from the South Downs Way and just off the old Roman road Stane Street.
• Bignor Hill – fantastic views right along the Downs.
• Amberley Working Museum – excellent museum of local history, just off the way.
• Amberley village – one of the prettiest villages in the South Downs, just off the way.
• First views of the sea to the south.

Day five – depart Amberley

Dates & Prices

£540 per person for 4 nights.

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 – 30 September 24 (with the exception of 20 – 30 August) .

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. 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.

Extras

Optional Add-ons

If you’ve time to spare, we’d recommend taking an extra day at the start of your walk to explore  Winchester.It’s a pleasure to just stroll along the banks of the River Itchen and wander around the historic city centre, with its independent shops and array of restaurants and pubs.

215x215winchester

Upgrades

If you’d like to celebrate a special occasion while you’re away, or if you just fancy treating yourself for a night or two, we can arrange upgrades to some of the very best accommodation the South Downs has to offer. Here is just one example of some truly memorable places to stay:  Luxury hotel Amberley

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