How do I find accommodation information?
Click on "Planning a trip", one of the top line of tabs. On the new page, click on "Accommodation on the trail" in the box on the right hand side. This will bring up an interactive map - select the sort of accommodation you're looking for (B+B, camping, etc) , and using the map look at the area you wish to stay. Click on any of the points for more info.
Accommodation info is hard to keep entirely up to date, so always check prices before booking. If you're stuck for somewhere to stay, think about nearby places with a bus or train link. For example, if Amberley is full try Arundel, a short train ride away; if Duncton is full there is a good Mon - Sat bus to Petworth, etc.
How do I find out information on public transport?
The interactive map (click on "Planning a trip" then "Map of the South Downs Way" includes Public Transport connections. Just click all the other icons off. Click on each dot to see what is available at that place.
For details of services contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 (www.nationalrail.co.uk) for train enquiries or Traveline 0870 608 2 608 (www.traveline.org.uk) for details of all services including buses. Traveline has a really handy journey planner function on the wesite if you're stuck.
Finally you can contact the National Trail Officer or local Tourist Information Centres to get a free SDW public transport leaflet.
How far is it between different points along the Trail?
To find distances between locations along the South Downs Way, go to "Publications" then "SDW Information Sheets and Leaflets" and download the South Downs Way mileage chart.
Walk & Cycle has produced a tool that calculates the on trail and off trail distances between towns and villages along the South Downs Way. Email: www.walkandcycle.co.uk/southdownsway/didtances.php
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