The South Downs are Britains newest National Park and this is a beautiful landscape stretching from Eastbourne in the East 100 mile west to Winchester. The landscape is wide and open with views out to the English Channel which is easily seen on a clear day. There is a huge range of activities mostly revolving around walking and cycling. Parts of the South Downs have been managed for wildlife and this is a great place to see some of our endangered downland species, particularly some of the plants and butterflies unique to this habitat.
Devils Dyke is very accessible from Brighton, but our favourite is to walk up from the Half Moon at Plumpton and return for a drink or bite to eat after a bracing walk along the top, taking in the amazing views for miles in every direction.
The South Downs are just 3 miles away from The Secret Campsite Lewes at the little village of Offham en route to Lewes