Facilities and additional information
A picturesque, historical and popular Sussex village on the edge of the Cuckmere River. A perfect stop off point for those on the South Downs Way as the Trail passes through the centre of the village.
The historical village of Alfriston is right on the South Downs Way by the Cuckmere River. Its popular attractions include the National Trust's Old Clergy House and the 14th century St Andrew's church known as the 'Cathedral of the Downs'.
Shops, pubs and accommodation can be found in the village but get very busy during the summer months and accommodation is often fully booked, make sure you call in advance.
Public toilets also available
Between Alfriston and Eastbourne the South Downs Way is split in to two routes. The bridleway, open to cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians follows the Downs via Jevington and has views of the Long Man of Wilmington. The footpath, open to pedestrians only, follows the Cuckmere River and then over the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head to Eastbourne.
From Alfriston it is 6.5 miles (10.5km) west to the A26 at Southease Station and 87 miles (139 km) west to Winchester.
Going east, it is 5 miles (8km) to Exceat on the SDW footpath and 12.5 miles (20km) to Eastbourne. On the SDW bridleway, it is 4 miles (6.5km) to Jevington and 8 miles (13km) to Eastbourne.
A small pay and display Car Park is in the village but can get very busy.