South Downs Way

A walk along the chalk downs of Hampshire and Sussex, from Winchester to Eastbourne.

3 to 11 nights
18-100 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £315 per person

About The Trail

Walk the length of the chalk downs of Hampshire and Sussex on the South Downs Way, which dips into beautiful river valleys to visit Norman and Saxon churches, deserted medieval villages, and historic thatched villages bursting with flowers.

This spectacular National Trail boasts a wealth of old beacon viewpoints overlooking patchwork fields and woodland. Those inland vistas are matched only by the breath-taking views from chalk clifftop trails out over the English Channel at the adventure’s end.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Trail running available

We also organise trail running holidays along this trail. Visit Contours Trail Running Holidays.

Customer reviews from the South Downs Way

“The arrangements have worked out well and we have enjoyed a splendid walk. Luggage delivery faultless.”
Ms Whittington, UK
“Many thanks. We are already planning our next walk for October 2019. It goes without saying that we will be looking to make use of your services again.”
Mr King, UK
“It was great, good time and good weather made it worthwhile.”
Mr Wheelock, UK
“It’s a beautiful walk and not many people get to walk parts of it in snow banks.”
Mr Miller, USA
“Overall a great success and we enjoyed it…”
Mrs Lewis, UK
“My first experience of this sort of holiday – I was very impressed with how efficiently everything worked.”
Mr Thexton, UK
“Good/excellent accommodation throughout.”
Mr Lea, UK
“Contours really delivered a great service.”
Mr Mahon, UK
“The walking was very enjoyable, particularly the latter section, plus the excellent weather.”
Mr Summers, UK