South downs way accomidating
There are entry points all along this National Trail.
Simply upload a GPS guide to your bike’s sat nav, download a walking map or details of connecting bus services to your phone, and before you know it you can be on our Way.
We will always try and reserve you en-suite facilities or a private bathroom, although in remote areas where accommodation is limited, this may not always be possible.
Occasionally your accommodation along the South Downs Way may be situated a distance from the route or you may have to spend more than one night in the same place.
Alfriston is situated a couple of miles south of the A27 which runs parallel with the coast from Eastbourne to Portsmouth and gives easy access to the A27 heading north to the M25 and London.
There is are two pay and display car parks in the village centre.
It is also the only National Trail to lie entirely within a National Park.
Stretching from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester in the west, first capital of England, through to the white chalky cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head at Eastbourne in the east, almost all of its stunning 160 kilometre length is blissfully off-road Today the South Downs Way offers inspiration and escape as we follow in their footsteps, whether ambling on an after-lunch stroll or rising to the challenge to walk, run or ride it over several days.
It is the central thread running through the patchwork of culture and nature that is the South Downs National Park.Alfriston is a must see destination on any trip to the South Downs and particularly if you are walking or cycling along the South Downs Way.There are regular bus services to Alfriston from Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne, operated by Contryliner, Renown Buses and Brighton and Hove buses.Then head down for a potter and a pint in one the “springline” villages whose flint houses were built wherever fresh water rises up through the chalk to the surface.
Or pause a while at Devil’s Dyke, and contemplate a view Constable considered “the grandest in the world”.There are three pubs in the village, a post office and village store, and several very quaint independent shops.