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Sussex (South Downs)

Sussex preserves some of England’s most enchantingly traditional scenes; the steep chalky slopes of the South Downs, the White Cliffs, Cissbury Ring; an immense earthwork with relics of ancient flint mines; Bronze age barrows rise above a mysterious yew forest; Paths lead to imposing country houses and gardens including Petworth House, Uppark and Wakehurst Place. Lewes and fairy-tale Arundel are historic towns while Fishbourne Roman Palace features magnificent Roman mosaics. 

2017 Classic Walking Holidays:  operate weekly starting every Friday from April through November. Walkers stay at the same hotel for seven nights. Days start and end with a short bus ride so the walks are in the most spectacular parts of the island.  Three different guided walks are offered each day. You choose according to your fitness and ability.

Prices:  819.00 GBP   .per person for one week based on double.
A few single rooms are available at NO supplement.
Premium Rooms are available at a supplement .
Non-member associate fee is 10 GBP per person per booking.

Walking: All walks encompass open undulating downs, fields and heath with villages to explore on the way. A choice of three guided walks is offered each day.

  • Easier walks       5 – 7 miles mostly with easy gradients.                Up  to 750 ft of ascent over a day.
  • Medium walks    8 – 10 miles. Undulating terrain - some steep ascents. Up to 1375 ft of ascent.
  • Harder walks      10.5 –13 miles sometimes rough or stony.               Up to 2000 ft of ascent over a day
Special  WALKING AND SIGHTSEEING HOLIDAYS are offered at Abingworth, Sussex.  These are one week holidays combining easy guided walking with lots of sightseeing in the region..
  Hotel:  ABINGWORTH HALL occupies a country estate that dates back seven centuries and stands beside its own lake in seven acres of parkland within the tranquil Weald. Just three miles south, the crest of the South Downs rises abruptly above the small town of Storrington. Facilities at the hotel include a boot room, laundry facilities, mini-shop, croquet,  9 hole pitch and putt, table tennis and heated outdoor pool (open May to September). All meals are included.
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