Popular Area - South Downs

The South Downs is situated in the South East of England covering two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Thousands of visitors come to the South Downs every year for relaxation and to enjoy the peaceful countryside, varied landscapes and outdoor pursuits.

The South Downs covers the areas of Winchester, the Meon Valley, Petersfield and the Hangers, Midhurst and Rother Valley, Chichester, Petworth, Arundel and the Arun Valley, Steyning and Chanctonbury Ring, Brighton and Hove Downs, Lewes Downs, Alfriston and Cuckmere.

The “South Downs Way” is a popular 100 mile National Trail that runs from the city of Winchester to the coastal town of Eastbourne. When travelling the South Downs Way you will pass through many beautiful towns and villages from Winchester to Exton, to Buiriton, to Cockling, to Storrington, to Fulking/Devils Dyke, to Lewes, to Alfriston to Eastbourne.

The South Downs Way is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. You will not find a lot of accommodation on the actual trail but the villages and towns that are within a short distance usually have a choice of guest accommodation to choose from including quaint bed and breakfasts, luxurious hotels, traditional farm houses, self contained accommodation, guest houses and welcoming pubs. Those bringing horses will find several establishments catering for their equine friends.

The South Downs has a lot of historical features including Saxon churches, very old “Dew Ponds” (where some today still provide water for sheep and cattle), Cross Dykes, Bronze Age Hill Forts and tumulus burial sites.

The South Downs has many attractions and places to visit including Arundel Castle, Marwell Zoo, Devil’s Dyke, Drusillas Park, Weald & Downland Living Museum, Petworth House and Park, Jane Austen’s House Museum and Winchester Cathedral to name just a few.

The nearest airports the South Downs National Park is London Gatwick Airport.

Look at the accommodation listed below to find your perfect South Downs Bed and Breakfast, Guest House or Hotel and Book Direct.

Lower Claverham Farm, Bed and Breakfast Berwick, Polegate

Lower Claverham Farm B & B, Berwick, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6TJ, UK

01323 811267 or 07984 661264

Single Occupancy from £55
Double/Twin Occupancy from £85

Parking | TV | Internet Access /Wi Fi | Garden/Seating Area | Tea / Coffee Making Facilities


Lower Claverham is a 16th Century farmhouse on a working… Read more…

The Blacksmiths Arms, Bed and Breakfast Offham, Lewes

The Blacksmiths Arms, London Road, Offham, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3QD, UK

01273 472971

From £85 per room per night

Evening Meals | Children Welcome | Parking | TV | Internet Access /Wi Fi | Garden/Seating Area | Tea / Coffee Making Facilities | En-Suite | Licensed Bar


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