Giving 4 stars as most of the negatives on my trip were my own doing. Through hiked / wild... read more
Assuming you're talking about the full SDW then depending on where you get the info from it's between 100 and 109 miles. Some people mountain bike it in a day but unless you're super human I can't see you walking it in that... More
Assuming you're talking about the full SDW then depending on where you get the info from it's between 100 and 109 miles. Some people mountain bike it in a day but unless you're super human I can't see you walking it in that. The alternative is just picking a length of the trail that matches your usual walking distances for a day hike. For a day hike, If you're looking at the Sussex end of the trail, a favourite day walk for me is from Southease station to Eastbourne - the trail literally passes through the station. Be sure to pick the coastal walking trail after Alfriston (across the white bridge the trail splits with a straight ahead and turn right option - you want to turn right) which takes you across the seven sisters and Beachy Head. All in it's about 20 miles and there are some hills so a good days walking with some lovely views. The final stretch is near civilization so gets busy with day trippers. Funnily enough the LDWA are holding a walk starting in Eastbourne on Fri the 30th of this month (March 2018) that mainly follows the SDW, Google for the LDWA Kent group if you're interested - completely free and everyone welcome. For the full trail One end of the SDW is Winchester and the other end is Eastbourne but obviously you can walk in either direction, Both ends are major towns and although I've never eaten in either no doubt both have a selection of good eateries.