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Forest & Countryside Walks

Forest & Countryside Walks


Whether you're a serious hiker, leisure walker, seeking an active family holiday or just wanting to get away from it all, the comprehensive range of self-led or guided walking holidays and tour operators based in South East England can offer something for everyone.

South East England’s beautiful and diverse landscape can take you from spectacular stretches of coastline through lush green rolling countryside to timeless villages and historical cities. Discover for yourself the New Forest ponies, charming Oxfordshire Cotswold villages, how far the South Down’s Way stretches and the vineyards of Kent.  

Vanguard Way

Why not try walking the Vanguard Way, a 66-mile (106 km) walking trail from Croydon on the southern outskirts of London to Newhaven in East Sussex. It traverses some of the best scenery in southern England, including the North Downs, The Weald, Ashdown Forest and South Downs National Park, finishing along a spectacular stretch of the Sussex Heritage Coast.  Visit the Vanguard Way website for information about the walk and you will find useful route description sections that includes a commentary on the places of interest that you pass by. 

So get your walking shoes on and explore the South East at your leisure. 

Walking Tours & Holidays

Click the 'map view' button or browse the list below for a selection of companies that organise self-led or guided walking holidays, tours, paths and national trails, for individuals and groups, in South East England.

Don't forget to check out our blog featuring nine best destinations for walks in South East England with The Saxon Shore, Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, White Cliffs of Dover and River Thames all featured.

Best South East England & South Coast Walks

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Drusillas Park

Drusillas - Go Wild

Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out that includes hundreds of exotic animals, from monkeys and...

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  1. Add Watlington Hill to your Itinerary

    Watlington Hill


    Nature Trail / Watching



    Discover an Oxfordshire dreamscape as you walk to the top of Watlington Hill, where you will find breathtaking views and fine wildlife all year round.

  2. Add Leith Hill & Tower to your Itinerary

    Leith Hill & Tower





    Step out and discover our network of footpaths. There are so many to choose, from shorter routes to the Greensand Way, which follows the Greensand Ridge along the Surrey Hills and crosses Leith Hill. Most of our paths are clearly marked, but an Ordnance Survey map (Landranger 187 or Explorer 146)...

  3. Add Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve


    Nature Reserve


    Hill Head

    Wetland nature reserve with varied habitats including river, marshland and scrapes. Excellent birdwatching with easy access to the viewing hides. Good views of other wildlife.

  4. Thames Path National Trail


    Walking Tour


    Old Station Way, Eynsham

    On its way the Trail passes through peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife, historic towns and cities such as Oxford, Henley and Windsor, many lovely villages and some of the best known landmarks of London.

  5. Add Ditchling Beacon to your Itinerary

    Ditchling Beacon


    Picnic Site



    Panoramic views from the top of world

    Ditchling Beacon is located 7 miles to the north of Brighton and just south of the village of Ditchling. At 248 metres above sea-level, Ditchling Beacon is the highest point in East Sussex and offers commanding 360 degree views from its summit. Look south...

  6. Add Walk the Landscape to your Itinerary

    Walk the Landscape


    Walking Tour


    Oxfordshire Cotswolds

    Guided, self-guided and customised walking holidays and day walks in the Cotwolds and Oxfordshire - for healthy exercise, good company and a whole new view of the glorious English countryside around you

  7. Add Devil's Dyke to your Itinerary

    Devil's Dyke


    Historic Site


    Near Brighton

    A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs

    Devil’s Dyke, just five miles north of Brighton, offers stunning panoramas, a record breaking valley, a curious history and England’s most colourful habitat.

    At nearly a mile long, the Dyke valley is the longest, deepest and widest 'dry valley' in...

  8. Add St Helens Duver and Priory Woods to your Itinerary

    St Helens Duver and Priory Woods


    Natural Feature


    St Helens

    Walk along the sand dunes and learn about the wooded area with a fascinating history and great coastal views.

  9. South Downs National Park


    National Park

    The South Downs, now a newly designated National Park are accessible from Worthing. The South Downs Way runs from Winchester to Eastbourne and can be accessed at several points around Worthing or Adur.

  10. Add Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters to your Itinerary

    Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters


    Natural Feature



    Surf, go rock pooling or relax in the sun at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters.