31 Jul '17, 8am

Fall in love with the South Downs this summertime:

A string of villages - Ditchling, Firle, Glynde, Alfriston - beads the edge of the A27 (a noisy but unavoidable route to the sea), every one with its own creative community, independent bookshop, gastropub and annual fête. Many walkers stitch them together, dropping down to visit each one as they walk the South Downs Way to the coast and seaside Eastbourne. The town of Lewes, populated by artists, insurrectionists and the odd druid, is the heart of the area. Thomas Paine, the 17th-century agitator and revolutionary, lived here, and conspiratorial pubs and bacchanalian bonfire celebrations keep his spirit alive.

Full article: http://www.cntraveller.com/recommended/uk/the-south-downs...

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