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South Downs Way

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Address: Sussex, England
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Horse riding the south downs way

The route is extremely well signposted and easy to follow. There are some water points along the way though you'll need to take a collapsible bucket as most are taps. Some lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The route is extremely well signposted and easy to follow. There are some water points along the way though you'll need to take a collapsible bucket as most are taps. Some lovely views and glorious canters but it's very hilly and steep in places, you'll need a fit horse. Lots of the paths are also very flinty/ stoney. Horsey B... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip across the Downs. Very well signposted all the way. Views over the coast and inland were amazing from a number of points. Make sure to plan route and book accommodation as not much on the route itself so will have to drop down for stopovers and head uphill first thing. Lots of up and downs from start to... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic route for walking and cycling. Walked it all (98 miles) years ago in a 3-day weekend in pretty gloomy and foggy weather, as training for the Ten Tors challenge. I always had good memories despite the weather and the toughness of what we set ourselves that time. Done more leisurely this is a moderate terrain for... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were based in Plumpton so explored the path and area just north of Worthing and Brighton. Its quite a steep climb up to the path but I can't tell you how wonderful the views are from the top and makes the climb well worth it. The first day we went up it was very foggy which gave it an... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We spend a few days walking along the South downs way in October and we were lucky to have good walking weather. The route is unusual in that there was a bridleway before the footpath; (though about the first days walk does differ) so there are no styles - only gates with (so far) well oiled latches. The end Eastbourne... More 

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Thank Igneous_Yacht
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

South downs magic walking, loads of heritage, pretty villages and a feeling of wide open countryside. Not easy to find in the south east.. I like trying the many country pubs along the route :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This town was in West Sussex and includes the South Downs which is a area of green rolling hills. A beautiful country setting.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I love the soft roundness of the South Downs. When the sun shines through the clouds on such days the downs have shaded contours which are great for photographers. There are so many parts of the Downs from Eastbourne to Winchester, many walks with snuggled down villages with comfy pubs. I love the journey on the train or by car... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have walked from Winchester to Eastbourne along the SDW as a holiday (not a challenge!) and enjoyed every mile. We booked our holiday through Pear Tree Tours/ Foorprints of Sussex. Richard McKenna booked our 7 nights accommodation and organised all of our bag drops to each destination. The service was faultless and we were very impressed with our B&B/... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Fortunately the South Downs now has National Park status, and let's hope this beautiful landscape in crowded, overpopulated Southern England will continue to be preserved as it is. This is one of my favourite parts of the country and I was fortunate to live for several years in a village in the Adur Valley with the Downs and part of... More 

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