Scenic Sussex Downs Camp and Hike 2019

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Aug 30
2019

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£54.00
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Grab your camping gear and come along to this incredibly scenic part of the South Downs, with the opportunity to witness iconic downland views, and camp within a few minutes' walk of the beautiful village of Alfriston with a choice of pubs and tearooms.

Alfriston is a traditional East Sussex village, not far from Eastbourne and Lewes, which lies on the South Downs Way and the River Cuckmere. It is home to the Alfriston Clergy House, which is the first built property to be acquired by the National Trust in 1896 for £10. The characterful Star Inn was originally a religious hostel for pilgrims and monks built in 1345, becoming an inn in the 16th century. It has a beautiful village green and a Grade I listed church that was built in the 1370s, and is known as the 'Cathedral of the Downs'.

The main highlight of the weekend will be a day walk on the Saturday that will be approximately 11-13 miles in length, to include views from the top of the Downs of surrounding areas, and may include a pub stop for drinks. There will also be opportunities to explore the local area, including the attractions offered by Alfriston. On Sunday, there may be a group expedition involving a shorter walk, to explore the area further.

The campsite is large and sits within a beautiful setting, nestling in a lush and tranquil green valley close to the South Downs Way and a quiet and pleasant 15-minute walk from the village. Facilities are standard for a campsite, but be aware that showering facilities are a bit limited in number and likely to be around 400 metres' walk from where we are pitched. Good modern toilets are much nearer (about 50-100 metres).

Dogs: This site accepts dogs, at no additional cost, but they must be booked in advance. Please contact the OutdoorLads office on 0161 420 0001 or support@outdoorlads.com

Campervans, Caravans, Motorhomes: Would not be able to pitch near our group on this site. However if you'd like a pitch booking on the understanding you'd be separate from the group, please speak to the office on 0161 420 0001 or support@outdoorlads.com

Photo credits:  [Image 1 cc-by-s.a./2.0 - Alfriston Church, East Sussex by Kevin Gordon - geograph.org.uk/p/847592]  [Image 3 cc-by-s.a./2.0 - George Inn, Alfriston by N Chadwick - geograph.org.uk/p/1818120]  [Image 4 cc-by-s.a./2.0 - Alfriston Camping Park by Simon Carey - geograph.org.uk/p/3279457]

 

Alfriston village from Downs
South Downs near Alfriston
Alfriston High Street
Alfriston Park Campsite
Seven Sisters
Cuckmere Valley
South Downs Paragliders
Alfriston buildings
Tiger Inn East Dean
Alfriston village from Downs
South Downs near Alfriston
Alfriston High Street
Alfriston Park Campsite
Seven Sisters
Cuckmere Valley
South Downs Paragliders
Alfriston buildings
Tiger Inn East Dean

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