All that walking and cycling is hungry and thirsty work – not to mention the appetite-enhancing sea air. With a tradition of inns and eateries, markets and farm shops, you are never far from fine fare, local produce and mouth-watering, memorable foodie experiences. And with an abundance of railway stations and bus links, you can still enjoy a drink or two to wash it down.
The landscape is bursting with breweries and vineyards
, so you will be glad you did choose to leave the car at home. The rich agricultural land has been a pull for farmers for generations, and fine artisan producers, and chefs who celebrate their outputs, are scattered all over the park. Consequently, there is a wonderful selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs
to turn a day of sightseeing into a full-on feast.
Stop by the farmers' markets and shops
to fill your backpack or pannier with fine fare, or even better – go the whole hog (sometimes literally) and head down for one of the many food
taking place throughout the year. These South Downs folk know how to throw a party.