As with all good England travel guides our version contains an excellent map & highlights section to enable you to make the most of your time as you explore from the Lake District in the north all the way down to the Isle of Wight in the south.
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More about South Downs
When is the best time to visit the South Downs? We have temperature charts, festival dates and – almost as important – tips on when not to go.
There’s far more to South Downs vacations than the hills. It also includes the woodlands of the Weald, glossy rivers and castle towns, and a band of white cliffs. Read more in our guide.
We reveal where to go in the South Downs. Cities include Winchester and Chichester, plus there are villages and vineyards along the South Downs Way.
If you’re thinking about camping on the South Downs, we know a few secret spots to tickle your tent pegs, from Mongolian yurts to shepherds’ huts.
Our top 10 unusual places to stay near London centers on the South Downs, spanning the coast from Hampshire to Sussex and into Surrey.
We lay out our favourite things to do in the South Downs, from walking and cycling along the hilltops of the South Downs Way to exploring Norman villages.
Family vacations in the South Downs mix old-fashioned fun in the countryside (think camping, conkers and picnics) with new stargazing sites and lively seaside cities.
Step off the train and onto the South Downs Way – the centerpiece of South Downs walking vacations. Read about hiking the South Downs here.
Try our one-day walking itinerary in the South Downs, exploring Virginia Woolf's village escape.
Cycling in the South Downs usually means cycling the South Downs Way – a 160km-long bridleway that tops swooping hills and dramatic valleys.
Our one-day cycling itinerary on the South Downs follows a chalky bridleway from Lewes to panoramic Blackcap.
Find out about horse riding on the South Downs, including which riding schools to visit for guided gallops along some seriously scenic bridleways.
Find out about places to visit in the South Downs for wildlife, views and accessible trails, as well as the importance of park rangers.
Discover the best places to visit in the South Downs, including castles, cathedrals and churches that have stood the test of time for 1,000 years or more.
Read about South Downs breweries and vineyards, from flint farms specialising in sparkling wine to the 18th-century Harveys Brewery.
Read about farmers’ markets and shops in the South Downs, where farm shops and vineyards come fully stocked with local cheese, wine, coffee and chocolate.
Many restaurants and cafés in the South Downs are brilliant at finding inspiration from local produce and county recipes. Find out where to eat and drink here.
There’s a variety of festivals and events in the South Downs National Park that take place throughout the year. Read on to find out more.
Food festivals and events in the South Downs are real knees-ups. Read about fiestas in Brighton, harvest in Chichester, and workshops in Steyning.
Find out why February is fast becoming one of the best times of year for stargazing in the South Downs National Park’s Dark Sky Reserve.
We’ve spoken with our vacation experts to source the best South Downs travel advice, plus our travelers chip in with their packing tips and favourite finds.
The South Downs National Park is blessed with woodlands, heathlands and downlands from where to enjoy the autumn colours outdoors.
From wild winter walks to spooky Sussex stories, find out things to do and where to stay if you’re dreaming of a South Downs Christmas.
We share our favourite day trips from Brighton. The South Downs is just a 20-minute bus journey away, bringing famous views like the Devil’s Dyke in easy reach.
Discover our favourite day trips from Chichester, from the ancient holloway at Halnaker to the kid-friendly Weald and Downland Living Museum.
Read about our favourite day trip from Farnham. Hop on a bus to explore Alice Holt Forest, wander the Shipwrights Way, and zip line at Go Ape adventure park.
Our day trip from Lewes follows the cycle lane to Kingston. Visit family-friendly Spring Barn Farm or keep on climbing up to the panoramic South Downs Way.
Read about how responsible tourism in the South Downs can preserve one of the newest national parks in Europe: the South Downs National Park.