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Beachy Head - Eastbourne

Beachy Head - Eastbourne

East Sussex

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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. Buriton Literary Walk - inspired by W H Hudson

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    Walking

    Petersfield

    Circular walk inspired by naturalist W H Hudson.

  2. Exmoor Walking Holidays

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    Walking Tour

    Minehead

    Exmoor Walking Holidays offers guided and self-guided walking holidays in the Exmoor National Park area and on the South West Coast Path. Our Walking Group meets regularly and joining it gives members discounted rates on walking holidays.

  3. Stone Cross Garden Centre and woodland walk

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    Garden Centre

    Pevensey

    Stone Cross Garden Centre is an independent centre. We pride ourselves on having an extensive knowledge, a wide range of plants and everything you need to enjoy your garden. We have cultivated our ancient woodland to create a Woodland walk.

  4. 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.

  5. The Coldrum Long Barrow

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    Viewpoint

    Maidstone

    Witness the stunning views from the top of the barrow.

  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. Coast and Country Rambles Limited

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    Walking

    Faversham

    Coast and Country Rambles offer tailor made, self-guided walking breaks in the glorious county of Kent. You decide what you’d like to see, how far you’d like to walk and Lisa will organise everything for you to enjoy a hassle-free break!

  8. 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,...

  9. 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.

  10. VisitOxfordTours.com

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    Walking Tour

    Oxford

    I Love Oxford Tours runs a variety of sightseeing guided tours plus social events and activities in Oxford city. These include general guided walking tours plus themed tours, each of which has its own respective websites (see above). This includes a

  11. 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...

  12. Edward Thomas circular walk

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    Walking Tour

    Steep near Petersfield

    A 4 mile circular walk with stunning views of the South Downs

  13. Hydon's Ball and Heath

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    Natural Feature

    Godalming

  14. Harewoods and Sandhills

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    Natural Feature

    Redhill

    Hidden woodlands, lush green meadows, tranquil ponds and an ancient common

  15. Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

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    Walking Tour

    Oxford

    You are hereby cordially invited to join a theatrical Ghost tour! 'Extra Trails at Halloween.'

  16. 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.

  17. Warnham Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Horsham

    A haven of peace and beauty within a mile of Horsham, this 92 acre site offers a 17 acre millpond, reedbeds and woodlands which are rich in flora, dragonflies and birdlife. Includes a visitor centre, cafe, two bird hides and free parking.

  18. Devil's Dyke

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    Historic Site

    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...

  19. Jane Austen circular walk

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    Walking

    Chawton

    Come and discover the beautiful countryside that inspired Jane Austen and take a peek inside her house where she lived and worked for 8 years.

  20. 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.