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Posted 18 April 2016 by Andrew Gardner google authorship button

South Downs Way, Sussex

Sussex holiday-makers, listen up: walking round the English coast will become a whole lot easier when Natural England's plan to create a new long-distance trail comes into being. Sussex will of course be part of that, and a consultation is underway to decide on the best route between Hampshire and Shoreham. And what better way to sample a few new trails than to rent a self-catering holiday cottage as a base - click here to see our coastal cottages?

I'll be intrigued to see what they come up with, given that we already have the glorious South Downs Way between Eastbourne and Winchester - will the new one follow it where possible or do something completely different? I rather hope for the latter, since it would not only give us walkers something new, but also give more small rural businesses such as tea rooms, village shops and farm shops the chance of a boost to business from hungry hikers.

What you can be sure of is that we'll be ready with a selection of holiday cottages and other self-catering options on and around the Sussex coast path- the perfect base whether you're strolling in the sun or doing some serious walking. Once you've checked out the area and done some exploring from your holiday cottage, you can plan your outings around lovely pub food, or shops where you can put together a great picnic of local Sussex produce.

Well OK, maybe you're not quite as food-obsessed as I am, but every walker needs fuel and Sussex produce does the trick for me! And when you're walking there's nothing quite like putting your feet up in a pretty pub garden at lunchtime, or finishing the day with a home-cooked meal in the local before strolling back to your cosy holiday cottage. Sounds perfect...