"South Downs" Lewes Things to Do Tip by barryg23

Lewes Things to Do: 16 reviews and 29 photos

  South Downs Way
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  • South Downs Way - Lewes
      South Downs Way
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  • Ruth with South Downs in the distance - Lewes
      Ruth with South Downs in the distance
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  • South Downs from Mount Caburn - Lewes
      South Downs from Mount Caburn
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  • Climbing to South Downs - Lewes
      Climbing to South Downs
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  • Newhaven and the Channel from South Downs - Lewes
      Newhaven and the Channel from South Downs
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The South Downs is a 100 miles long series of hills stretching from East Sussex to Hampshire in Southern England. The South Downs are a very popular hiking spot and there exists a long distance trail - the South Downs Way - which walkers and hikers can follow across the Downs. It starts in Eastbourne and ends 100 miles to the west in Winchester. Along the route is some of the best scenery in England.

Lewes is a good base for hiking on the Downs as it’s only a few kilometres away. We walked from Lewes to Glynde before climbing onto the Downs near West Firle. We returned via Southese and the river Ouse. This was a walk of about 15 miles and it took us about 7 hours.

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  • Updated Jun 24, 2007
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