Hassock to Lewes – The South Down Way

South Downs way is a 100 miles hiking route from Winchester to Eastbourne. On a windy summer day, we took the train from London Victoria and hiked the Hassocks to Lewes section. The hike is overall fairly easy. A short but steep ascend outside Hassock landed us on the South Downs Way trail, and the route stays high and flat all the way till Lewes. For the major part of the trail passes farmland and woodland, with continuous great views over the villages in the valley. But our biggest highlights are the blackberries! At the end of the hike we had collected our smoothies and berry compote for the following week!