Walking holidays in Sussex

An immensely beautiful but lesser-known corner of southern England, the dual counties of East and West Sussex offer an array of delights spanning the undulating green-and-white chalk hills of the South Downs to the festive seaside pier of Brighton and the charms of Chichester. From east to west, Sussex is dotted with ample castles and boasts a plethora of wonderful gardens. Its a land of picturesque villages and rural scenes, ever multiplying vineyards and more sunshine than anywhere else in the U.K. We love its array of varied and characterful hotels and old inns and its many historical nudges but most of all we love its sheer beauty.

Our South Downs Way walking tour is an exhilarating hike along the 100 mile ridge top of the rolling chalk downs that converge with the coast near Eastbourne. Think panoramic views, unspoilt rural scenes, historical references spanning AD 70 to the 20th Century and stays in luxury boutique hotels, a castle and ancient inn.

Our Sussex highlights

Seven Sisters

A line of vertical white cliffs giving bracing up and down walking. Keep away from the edge as its being eroded fast.

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Weald and Downland Living Museum

Restored farmsteads with animals and hands on activities, recreating rural life from 1300-1910.

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Woolbeding Gardens

Woolbeding is a must see romantic and imaginative garden immaculately run by its owner & National Trust. One of a number of tip top gardens in the area.

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One of the prettiest villages in the county with a plethora of historic buildings and inns and once a famed smugglers haunt

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From the South Downs there are many panoramic views from the beacons and hilltops of the 100 mile ridge, looking over an unspoilt rural patchwork

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Hone to some of the 20th Century’s most progressive artists and writers known as the Bloomsbury group. Photo courtesy Lewis Ronald

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Our Sussex Walking holidays