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With England in a national lockdown, the Government advice is to stay at home. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.



Whether you are on a short visit or a longer break, find businesses offering a friendly welcome to cyclists and walkers. Many also offer additional services and facilities to meet your specific needs.

The Grain Store Lewes

Luxury holiday home near Lewes overlooking the South Downs. Spacious self-catering accommodation for 8. 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sofa... bed on the mezzanine, open plan living/dining area, modern kitchen. The house is light-filled, comfortable and stylish. Underfloor heating, wi-fi, TV, parking, garden, balcony, wheelchair accessible ground floor. Easy access to the South Downs Way. Cyclists & walkers staying at The Grain Store will love the large boot room for storage, cleaning and drying.Read more

Address line 1: Old Brighton Road
Postcode: BN7 3JL
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The Blue Bell

Country Pub, Free House, Food and Rooms - Nestled at the foot of the South Downs way is the picturesque village of Cocking in West Sussex, between... Midhurst and Chichester on the A286 is the Blue Bell, a true country retreat. Owned by the local community the village pub offers 3 rooms for bed and breakfast accommodation, real ales, craft beers, cracking wine and freshly prepared home cooked food.Read more

Address line 1: Bell Lane
Address line 2: Cocking
Postcode: GU29 0HU
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Heathside is a charming Cottage where I have room for 4 guests with a lovely EnSuite Double, a room with 2 singles (with... access to another house bathroom), and your own sitting room with Fridge, Tea and Coffee, TV & Music, I provide a cold breakfast, Cereals, Croissants, Fruit & Yoghurts.
A Hot Tub to sooth those aching limbs after a long walk or ride is available at small supplement, housed in a converted workshop during winter month.
Locked Cycle storage provided.
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Number: Autumn Croft
Address line 1: Durford Road
Postcode: GU31 4EW
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Thatchways’ Nook

Thatchways’ Nook is the self-contained, newly renovated, annexe of a charming 17th Century thatched cottage, with its own secluded garden.... It’s set in the countryside, just a 10 minute walk to the sea at the foot of the South Downs. Conveniently located between Emsworth and Chichester, Thatchways’ Nook is a perfect base for exploring West Sussex and Hampshire.
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Address line 1: Inlands Road
Address line 2: Nutbourne
Postcode: PO18 8RD
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Riverside Tearooms

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea on the banks of the River Arun and minutes from the South Downs Way. We welcome cyclists and walkers and offer... free water refills and a warm welcome. Dogs are very welcome too with a free biscuit!
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Number: Riverside Tearooms
Address line 1: HOUGHTON BRIDGE
Address line 2: AMBERLEY
Postcode: BN18 9LP
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  • Puncture repair kit, bike tool kit, basic first aid essentials
  • Refill water containers free of charge with hot or cold water
  • Access to local maps, leaflets and essential information
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  • Implements and materials to clean muddy boots

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