We typically offer 7 or 9 day walking holidays following either the original 80 mile trail or the full 100 mile trail along the South Downs Way. If time isn't in your favour then one of our 2 or 3 day short breaks maybe perfect for you and your pooch... 


The South Downs Way was officially opened as a national trail in 1972. It ran from the village of Buriton to Beachy Head high above Eastbourne. It faithfully followed the full 80-mile ridge of the southern chalk hills from their gentle rise at Harting Down to their dramatic departure beneath the English Channel. Some fifteen years later it was decided to extend the route back into Winchester. We offer both the original 80 mile trail and the full 100 mile trail over 7 (80 miles), 8 or 9 (100 miles) days as you see fit. We can of course offer you bite size chunks of the trail, split the trail in two, or even quarters and cover it with a series of Bank Holiday walks to see how the trail changes through the seasons. the choice is yours!     Send an enquiry

Dog Walking Holidays on South Downs Way

Some of the views will will enjoy

Your Holiday Options

Short Breaks

Typically based at just one or two Dog Friendly Hotels, we then shuttle you & your dog for 2 or 3 days of glorious walking on the South Downs Way with the comfort of being in the same room/hotel for the same holiday allowing you and your best friend to settle in and be spoilt by the staff... 


Prices from £195 per person


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7 Days

Covering the original 80 mile trail from Buriton through to Eastbourne. Perfect for a week long-walk and the chance to take in some of the best views. 

As with our 7 to 9 day self guided holidays, you will walk from B&B to B&B each day and we will move your baggage. 



Prices from £655 per person


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9 Days

Covering the full 100 mile trail from Winchester through to Eastbourne. The satisfaction of completing the full National Trail is very rewarding... 

As with our - Footprints of Sussex - self guided holidays, you will walk from B&B to B&B each day and we will move your baggage. 


Prices from £725 per person


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The highly rated B&B’s, Pubs or Hotels we use are in the following locations – Winchester, Corhampton/Meonstoke, Clanfield/Buriton, Cocking, Amberley, Steyning/Upper Beeding, Pyecombe, Lewes, Alfriston and Eastbourne.

We are local and reguarly visit these B&B's, Pubs or Hotels


What is Included?

  • High quality, dog friendly accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
  • All rooms will have ensuite / private bathrooms
  • Daily baggage transfers along the trail to your next B&B
  • The ‘Cicero’, route guide
  • Baggage labels
  • Our very own route notes and guides
  • A to Z South Downs Way Maps
  • Peace of mind, knowing we are here on the trail, just a phone call away if you need help.

What Makes us Different?

  • The B&B’s we use along the South Downs Way have all been personally inspected by us
  • We check rooms exist before sending you holiday offers or taking bookings.
  • All the rooms are either ensuite or have private bathrooms for your sole use – no exceptions
  • We regularly review our customer feedback and react quickly to it, click here to see previous comments
  • If your accommodation is more than a short stroll from the trail we provide transport. We don’t like road walking
  • We are based on the South Downs Way
  • We like to personally meet all our guests during their holiday
  • We actually walk the South Downs Way ourselves every June


Prices shown above are guides and subject to confirmation. 

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