Exploring the eastern end of the South Downs and surrounding area, this holiday will take in dramatic coastal scenery, quaint English villages and parts of the South Downs Way which runs for 100 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne. We will walk the last section of the South Downs Way including Birling Gap and Beachy Head with its iconic red and white striped lighthouse. Both points offer panoramic vistas and, on a clear day, there are views as far as Hastings, Dungeness, Newhaven and Brighton. We will also be able to admire the Seven Sisters – the spectacular undulating white chalk cliffs reaching down to the English Channel. On one day we will walk the alternative South Downs Way route with views of the Long Man of Wilmington, Britain’s largest chalk hill man! We will also find time to visit Jevington the home of Banoffee Pie! It would be rude not to stop to sample a slice in the place it was invented! We may also walk through Folkington and Alfriston, an exceptionally pretty village with many interesting buildings including the 14th century Clergy House.
We will be based in the heart of Eastbourne for this holiday – a typical English seaside resort with its Victorian hotels, pier and elaborate bandstand. We will stay at the family run 3 star Palm Court Hotel, just off the seafront, where we will be sure of a warm welcome and friendly service.
Price includes: 4 nights full board accommodation; transport to walks. Single rooms are available if you book early – £10 per night supplement