Guess what, good news; it now seems that walking fast is just as good if not better than jogging to keep us healthy and where better to take in the beautiful views and get some exercise than on the South Downs Way.
Dr Craig Williams a sports science lecturer at the University of Exeter is a firm believer in the benefits of walking, and says: “It can improve muscle endurance as well as muscle strength, especially in the lower body. Power-walking – keeping a brisk pace at moderate to high intensity – can burn the same amount of calories as jogging or running. So it is useful for helping with weight loss.”
If you like to amble, explore the great outdoors and long walks over the gently rolling hills of The South Downs Way is totally invigorating, magical and a must for you and your group! We did a small part of the South Downs way last Spring – we walked from Lewes Railway Station to Firle and it was lambing time, we took our dogs and kept them on the lead and they loved it too. We saw hundreds of lovely little lambs bouncing around in the March sunshine – it was glorious!
The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath in Southern England and is one of Britain’s National Trails. It runs for around 100 miles from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in Sussex, with a small loop around Eastbourne. To make the most of the 100 miles of Britain’s best national trails why not stay for a few days and do more of the South Downs Way, staying in South Downs Way accommodation along the way.
We have some lovely South Downs Way accommodation, and it is a perfect way to spend a few days with a few friends who enjoy the great outdoors. Just remember to pack your walking boots and a camera, you will return fitter with some great memories!
A guest who has just stayed in Green Wall Cottage, left a lovely comment: ‘Beautiful cottage. Welcoming, comfortable and well located for all that Lewes and the South Downs has to offer.’