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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. Hush Heath Winery

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    Vineyard

    Tonbridge

    Tours at Hush Heath take guests through the magical countryside of the Garden of England, the vineyards, ancient oak woodlands, apple orchards and meadows of our 400 acre family estate.

  2. Leith Hill & Tower

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    Viewpoint

    Dorking

    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...

  3. Mariners Hill

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    Natural Feature

    Edenbridge

    Far from the sea, but still a great view


    Mariners Hill is much enjoyed by local people and dog walkers, who value its tranquil walks and excellent panoramic views of the Weald.

    The wildlife in the area includes many native birds and...

  4. 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.

  5. See Southampton

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    Walking

    Southampton

  6. 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.

  7. Walk Awhile

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    Walking Tour

    Faversham

    Self- led or guided walking holidays in Southern England available all year round for hikers of all abilities. Discover hidden Kent, its people and their history. Luggage transfer, packed lunches, maps and tracker support provided. Walkers stay in...

  8. Queen Elizabeth Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Horndean

    With over 2000 acres of downland and woodland, Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located in the South Downs National Park and makes for a great day out for all. Enjoy the views at the top of Butser Hill, the highest point on the South Downs, or let...

  9. Buriton Literary Walk Inspired by W H Hudson

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    Walking

    Petersfield

    This walk starts in the village of Buriton and explores parts of the South Downs National Park. W H Hudson was an accomplished, self taught field naturalist. His first book was published in 1885 and his twenty-third a year after his death in 1922....

  10. Treasure Trails Hampshire

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    Trips & Tours

    Winchester

    Children love them and they are a fun way to get the whole family, young and old, out and about in the fresh air exploring together. Our Trails are for children of all ages, from 5 to 85!

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. Flora Thompson Circular Walk

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    Walking

    Liphook

    Flora Thompson, of Lark Rise and Candleford fame, inspired this circular walk on Weavers Down and Holly Hills near Liphook. Flora Thompson came to Liphook in August 1916, when her husband John was appointed postmaster here. In 1926 they bought a...

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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