WHERE DO WE STAY
There is no accommodation provided along the South Downs Way during this event; with over 200 people taking part that simply would not be possible. Most local people will return home at the end of each day to family or friends. Those coming from further afield will find accommodation for the full nine days near one of the pick-up points - usually Chichester or Arundel. For some suggestions click here.
Luxury coaches are provided to pick up from four points along the South Coast each morning - SHOREHAM (two options), WORTHING , ARUNDEL & CHICHESTER - and take everyone to and from the next section of the trail each day. The coaches leave at different times each morning usually between 8am and 9:30am. During the walk everyone is free to walk at their own pace. In the afternoon the four coaches will depart at roughly 45 minute intervals to return to all the pick-up points; so there's never too long to wait for a coach home.
Best friends are welcome on the Annual Walk but we are limited to just 3 dogs on each outbound coach - early booking is, therefore, essential.