About Us

South Downs Way Tours has been set up by people who live in the South Downs National Park and regularly enjoy the fantastic scenery, physical challenges and natural beauty which this area of the UK offers. Between us, we have cycled the length of the SDW in both directions, walked the whole route and spend weekends at the Western end of the park. We are walking, running, mountain-biking, road-biking enthusiasts who also have a professional background in travel. Have a look at our video of the South Downs Way from the air that we filmed on a flight from Eastbourne to Winchester!

Why book with South Downs Way Tours?

  • We know the South Downs Way through personal experience
  • We have sourced the best accommodation and travel options
  • We tailor make every tour to your specifications
  • We offer excellent value for money
  • We only focus on the South Downs Way in our business
  • We have been in business since 2013 and had lots of happy customers during that time
  • We love the South Downs and want to help you love them too!

South Downs Way Tours is a small, friendly company committed to trying to find you exactly what you want. We work with a number of local people along the South Downs Way to ensure we deliver a memorable experience for you. Either I, or one of the team will be your main contact for your trip.

Nigel Stuart Nigel Stuart

The South Downs is an area I have explored with my family for many years and feel passionate about. I have cycled from Winchester to Eastbourne in a day and supported nonstop walking events along the South Downs Way raising money for charity. I have 15 years working in the leisure industry managing multi activity resorts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean and European land based holidays for Sunsail Worldwide sailing, Le Boat, Moorings, First Choice Holidays and Tui. My focus is on the very best customer service to ensure you  enjoy the beauty of the South Downs.

Giles Hawke Giles Hawke

21 years in the travel industry working at a senior level for companies such as Crystal Holidays, Tui and Carnival Corporation and plc. Cycled south downs way both directions a number of times, including a one day West to East 15 hour trip in 2012. Walked Trailwalker From Petersfield to East of Brighton in 2010 and walked Steyning to Beachy Head in 2009 on Midnight Photoplod challenge. Regular Sunday morning and mid-week MTB enthusiast on the Western stretches of the South Downs Way by day and by night. Favourite part of South Downs Way: the views from the top of Butser Hill and the descent either way Best descent: dropping down to Alfriston at the eastern end of the South Downs Way Toughest South Downs Way climb: the final uphill at the end of the trail heading into Eastbourne bow which comes out at the golf course. Not the toughest climb