The South Downs Way is one of 15 National Trails in England and
Wales. It was the first bridleway National Trail in England and is the only National Trail to lie entirely within a
National Park, running right through the heart of the South Downs National Park.
100 miles of chalk downland walking separate Winchester – the ancient Saxon Capital of Wessex and England - and the Victorian seaside resort of Eastbourne. Stretching over a large area of outstanding natural beauty, The South Downs Way follows the old routes and droveways along the chalk escarpment and ridges of The South Downs from Winchester to the white chalky cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head.
Footprints of Sussex - our parent company - has a vast amount of experience of organising self-guided walking holidays on The South Downs Way. We have been leading walks and offering holidays along the The South Downs Way for over 25 years and each year in June we also lead the Annual South Downs Way Walk along the full length of the trail.
That’s how we know the South Downs and the National Park so well.
Our self-guided walking holidays and short breaks on The South Downs Way will give you the opportunity to see some of the finest countryside and historical sites in Britain, including the great iron age hill forts of Old Winchester Hill, Chanctonbury Ring and Devil’s Dyke.