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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 coastal walks through lush green rolling countryside to hiking through heritage-rich villages and historical towns. Discover for yourself the New Forest ponies, charming Oxfordshire Cotswold villages, and long distance walking routes perfect for walking holidays.

Top Ten Walks in South East England

  • Arlington Bluebell Walk, East Sussex.
    Open only in the spring at the height of Bluebell season, immerse yourself in a colourful trail of flora and fauna. There's a walk of 2.5 miles and wheelchair accessible 1100m route with mobility scooters available to hire.
     
  • Thames Path National Trail.
    A long distance walking route covering 184 miles of the UK's best known river, passing beautiful towns, water meadows and famous landmarks.
     
  • White Cliffs of Dover, Kent.
    Discover one of the UK's most iconic natural features and head east of Dover to take in South Foreland Lighthouse and Deal Castle.
     
  • Jane Austen Circular Walk, Hampshire.
    Starting at Jane Austen's house in Chawton, this 4.5 mile walk takes in the countryside that inspired many of her novels.
     
  • Coastal Culture Trail, Eastbourne to Hastings.
    Experience a weekend of culture by the sea in this route that connects three award-winning art galleries, lovely restaurants and hidden cultural gems.
     
  • Walk the Landscape, Oxfordshire.
    For walking holidays of Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, including guided and self guided tours.
     
  • Seven Sisters, East Sussex.
    Part of the South Downs Way, this stretch of coastline has featured in many TV shows and adverts. The breathtaking views make it clear why the sisters have become so recognisable.
     
  • Leith Hill, Surrey.
    The second highest point in South East England is worth the climb for its amazing views. Beautifully maintained by the National Trust.
     
  • Devil's Dyke & Ditchling Beacon, Brighton.
    Grouped together as a couple of genuine high-points of the South Downs, in all respects! Enjoy a countryside picnic in beautiful scenery. It's well worth the effort to do both on the same day.
     
  • Saxon Shore Way, Kent & East Sussex.
    Stretching some 160 miles from Gravesend to Hastings, The Saxon Shore Way takes its name from the line of fortifications built by the Romans to defend the Kent coastline.

Coastal walks and walking holidays

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

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  1. The Savill Garden

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    Formal Garden

    Egham

    The Savill Garden is a garden of beauty and colour where visitors journey through 35 acres of interconnecting gardens. It offers year-round interest, an iconic visitor centre with restaurant, gallery café, gift shop and plant sales.

  2. Denbies Hillside

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    Natural Feature

    Dorking

    Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views

    With amazing views towards Leith Hill, the highest point in south east England, Denbies Hillside is a great spot for wildlife-watching.

    Named after John Denby, a 17th-century farmer,...

  3. Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Wood's

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    Enviromental Attraction

    Wokingham

    Get in touch with nature, with a visit to Finchampstead Ridges and Simon's Woods.

  4. Fact or Fiction Tours

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    Walking Tour

    Ashford

    Fact or Fiction Tours offers coach tours, walking tours and lectures around the South East of England

  5. Winkworth Arboretum

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    Garden

    Godalming

    Established in the twentieth century, this hillside arboretum has now been maintained by the National Trust for 60 years and has built up a collection of more than 1,000 different shrubs and trees, many of them rare.

  6. Capstone Farm Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Gillingham

    Capstone Farm Country Park is one of Medway's finest green spaces, offering wonderful opportunities for walking, running, cycling and more in 114 hectares of former farmland on the North Downs.

  7. Tudor History Tours

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    Walking Tour

    Station Parade, Eastbourne

    Unique holidays in Southern England, brought to you by Tudor History Tours, who offer an unrivalled opportunity to bring this period in our nation’s history to life!

  8. Holmwood Common

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    Natural Feature

    Dorking

    Ancient common once owned by King Harold and William the Conqueror

    Holmwood Common is at the heart of the local community and is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by all. It’s just off the A24 (south of Dorking), so why not break a car...

  9. Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

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    Natural Feature

    Eastbourne

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

  10. South East England Tourist Guides Association

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    Sightseeing

    Discover the real South East England. Blue or Green Badge Guides who each have an unrivalled knowledge of the region and take pride in helping visitors explore its unique heritage.

  11. Ditchling Beacon

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    Picnic Site

    Dichling

    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...

  12. Hydon's Ball and Heath

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    Natural Feature

    Godalming

  13. South Downs National Park

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    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.

  14. Queen Elizabeth Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Horndean

    Fourteen hundred acres of downland and woodlands situated in south east Hampshire. Waymarked trails. Programme of events and activities. Visitor Centre, shop and cafe.

  15. Watlington Hill

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    Nature Trail / Watching

    Watlington

    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.

  16. Walk the Landscape

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    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

  17. Thames Path National Trail

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    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.

  18. Riverside Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Gillingham

    Riverside Country Park is an excellent site for Winter birdwatching.
    Situated alongside the Medway Estuary at Gillingham, the park is made up of many different habitats, including ponds, reedbed and grassland.

  19. Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail

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    Nature Reserve

    Arlington

    Enjoy vistas of bluebells in 23 acres of ancient woodland. Walks and trails through three farms. Countryside exhibition. One walk is wheelchair friendly.

  20. The Coldrum Long Barrow

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    Viewpoint

    Maidstone

    Witness the stunning views from the top of the barrow.