Organisers – Richie & Rick
Where – YHA South Downs, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6JS
When – 16th-18th February 2018 (Fri-Sun)
Cost – £119.00 – £248.00 (includes 2 nights accommodation and guided walks)
We will depart London on Friday evening with car sharing available for those that need transport – please let us know if you require this when you are booking your ticket. Our accommodation is YHA South Downs, where I have booked a number of female, male and mixed bedrooms. YHA South Down is surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, the site stands in extensive grounds and it is all we need for a great stay, bedding is provided. You will need to bring your own food for breakfasts and packed lunches.
On Saturday our walk is a based around the classic Seven Sisters and South Down Path and Coastal Walks. From our accommodation, it is a 15 minute drive to where the walk starts. Our circular hike will start and finish in the beautiful village of Alfriston which is just outside Seaford Our route will initially take us through the Cuckmere Valley before heading south to connect onto the South Down Way – we will then reach the coast near Birling Gap and head west along the spectacular Seven Sisters. We then return back to Alfriston via Cuckmere Haven and Exceat. The 15 mile (24km) route will see us mix the beautiful coastal walk with the stunning countryside in the South Down National Park. On Saturday evening we can either eat out as a group at a local pub, or self-cater at the accommodation.
On Sunday we will drive 60 minutes to Box Hill where our 7 mile (12km) walk starts in the National Trust car park and the walk takes us around the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our route provides extensive views along the Riverside Walk, Stepping Stones, Happy Valley walks. We should be back at the vehicles in the car park by 3pm and so you can expect to be back in London by about 4pm.