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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 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.
  • 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. 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.

  2. Frensham Little Pond

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    Historic Site

    Farnham

    Bishops fish pond amidst stunning heathland and abundant wildlife

    Frensham Little Pond and Great Pond were originally created in the 13th century, to supply fish to the Bishop of Winchester and his court, whilst visiting Farnham Castle. Today the...

  3. Lakeside Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Eastleigh

    Sixty acres of lakes, meadow and young woodland situated between Eastleigh and Southampton with easy access.

  4. Jane Austen Circular Walk

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    Walking

    Chawton

    A 4.5-mile circular walk in the heart of Jane Austen country. Start at Jane Austen's House in Chawton and follow in her footsteps across fields and through the village of Farringdon. Jane was inspired by this beautiful countryside to write and...

  5. Leechpool Woods

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Horsham

    Leechpool is an ancient woodland covering 53 acres and includes Oak, Ash, Hazel, Hawthorn, Holly, Blackthorn, Sweet Chestnut and Scots Pine.

  6. 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!

  7. 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,...

  8. Curious About Reading

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    Tour

    Blake's Lock, Reading

    Have fun discovering Reading with two quirky heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
    Are you curious about Reading? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our...

  9. White Cliffs of Dover

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    Viewpoint

    Dover

    The White Cliffs of Dover are internationally famous. The Visitor Centre has spectacular views and introduces the visitor to 5 miles of coast and countryside.

  10. St Helens Duver and Priory Woods

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    Natural Feature

    St Helens

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

  11. Hydon's Ball and Heath

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    Natural Feature

    Godalming

  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. Curious About Chichester

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    Tour

    West Street, Chichester

    Have fun discovering Chichester with two quirky heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
    Are you curious about Chichester? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our...

  14. Stockbridge Down Wildlife and History Walk

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    Nature Trail / Watching

    Stockbridge

    Explore this isolated island of characteristic chalk downland set in a sea of intensively farmed land.

  15. Curious About Portsmouth

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    Tour

    The Hard, Portsmouth

    Explore, Discover & Enjoy Portsmouth with two unique, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
    Are you curious about Portsmouth? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of...

  16. Tilgate Park and Nature Centre

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Crawley

    Beautiful parkland surrounds the Nature Centre with its rare animals, ornamental walled garden, Shire stables and craft units. A public golf centre adjoins.

  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. Thames Path National Trail

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    Walking Tour

    Oxford

    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.

  19. Curious About Marlow

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    Tour

    West Street, Marlow

    Have fun discovering Marlow with two quirky heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
    Are you curious about Marlow? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our...

  20. 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

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