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Frensham Great Pond SWC Walk 184 - Bentley to Farnham
Frensham Great Pond

SWC Walk 184 - Bentley to Farnham

Jun-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bentley to Farnham

Alice Holt Ancient Forest, Surrey Hills, Scotch Pine Forest, and remote heather filled heathland, Frensham Great and Little Ponds (swimming)

Long man of Wilmington Berwick to Eastbourne
Long man of Wilmington

Berwick to Eastbourne

Jun-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Berwick to Eastbourne

A reservoir, then the South Downs Way past pretty villages (Jevington and Wilmington) and a ridge walk.

DSCF2055 Belted Galloway on Headley Heath
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Belted Galloway on Headley Heath

Oct-09 • Sean O'Neill

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Box Hill Circular via Mickleham

A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs.

SDC10836 Corn Du, Pen y Fan. the shortcut path from the col runs left-right
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Corn Du, Pen y Fan. the shortcut path from the col runs left-right

Apr-11 • Andrew Murphy

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Brecon Beacons Horseshoe from Neuadd Reservoir

A classic horseshoe walk of the Brecon Beacons (Pen y Fan, Corn Du, Fan y Big) around a glacial valley, with an extension to Waun Rydd

Walmer Beach
Walmer Beach

Jun-12 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Dover to Deal

Easy cliff walk following the Saxon Shore Way along the 'White Cliffs of Dover' to historic Deal

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Eynsford Viaduct

Jul-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Eynsford Circular via Otford

A contrast between hidden valleys in the North Downs and the Darent Valley Path through three interesting villages.

Farnham to Blackwater

Farnham Park, Caesar’s Camp, Beacon Hill, Bourley Reservoirs, Gelvert Stream, Fleet Pond, Foxlease Meadows and Hawley Common

'Pooh Corner' on the Farnham to Godalming walk Conundrum: Follow the 3 pigs to find The Donkey!? D.Allen Vivitar 5199 5mp
'Pooh Corner' on the Farnham to Godalming walk

Conundrum: Follow the 3 pigs to find The Donkey!? D.Allen Vivitar 5199 5mp

Jan-06 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Farnham to Godalming

A long but pretty walk with gentle hills via a nice mixture of river valley, forest tracks, and many beautiful country houses.

Cliff Top Cafe Folkestone Circular walk
Cliff Top Cafe

Folkestone Circular walk

Jun-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Folkestone to Dover

Coastal Walk along the cliffs to Dover via Folkestone Warren.

Cliff Edge - is he a mate of Marty Wilde and Billy Fury? View of Seven Sisters from the west. David A. Vivitar 5199
Cliff Edge - is he a mate of Marty Wilde and Billy Fury?

View of Seven Sisters from the west. David A. Vivitar 5199

Aug-07 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Glynde to Seaford

The best walk in the book! A South Downs ridge, picture postcard Alfriston, Cuckmere Haven (beach), and cliffs with views of the Seven Sisters. Long but worth it.

Escarpment view Yalding to Sevenoaks walk
Escarpment view

Yalding to Sevenoaks walk

Apr-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Yalding to Sevenoaks

Kent Orchards, then follows the Greensand Way to Igtham Mote (NT), One Tree Hill, Knole House and deer park (NT)

The Way near Shalford
The Way near Shalford

Oct-04 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Guildford via Chantries Hill Circular

Chantries Hill and the North Downs Way to St Martha's Church (viewpoint). Albery for lunch, returning via mixed woods and the tranquil Wey navigation to Guildford.

walk 29 Hastings Old Town
walk 29 Hastings Old Town

Aug-04 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Hastings to Rye

Seaside Hastings, a hilly cliff walk with 4 steep climbs and a remote naturist beach. Gentle afternoon to historic Winchelsea and Rye via a noted viewpoint.

Hambleden
Hambleden

Sep-09 • JonCombe on Flickr

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Henley Circular via Great Wood

The Thames Path in the morning, historic Hambledon for lunch, and back via the hills above Henley in the afternoon. Short but pretty.

Sunset on the Thames, Pangbourne Henley to Pangbourne walk
Sunset on the Thames, Pangbourne

Henley to Pangbourne walk

Oct-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Henley to Pangbourne

A lovely country ramble, starts and finishes by the Thames, via forests and country pubs.

DSCF0958 Rock Inn, Hoath Corner
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Rock Inn, Hoath Corner

Jun-09 • Sean O'Neill

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Leigh and Penshurst

The Eden valley, Penshurst Place and a rural pub for lunch.

First section (anticlockwise) Lewes Circular walk
First section (anticlockwise)

Lewes Circular walk

Jun-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Lewes Circular via Glynde and Southease

An energetic walk over 3 separate hills in the South Downs NP with great views throughout.

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SDC10854

Apr-11 • Andrew Murphy

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Llanmadoc via Whiteford Sands Circular

Out through NT pine forest with salt marsh views to a lighthouse, back along sand dunes and a remote beach.

Lulworth Cove and Hambury Tout SWC Walk 54 - Lulworth Cove Circular (via Tyneham and Durdle Door)
Lulworth Cove and Hambury Tout

SWC Walk 54 - Lulworth Cove Circular (via Tyneham and Durdle Door)

Jul-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Lulworth Cove Circular

Dramatic coastal scenery, Lulworth cove, hidden beaches, Durdle Door cliff arch, and a ghost town.

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DSCF1258

Sep-08 • Andrew Murphy

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Lymington to Barton-on-Sea

Easy coastal walk along the Solent Way with views towards the Isle of Wight. Return by bus.

CIMG6801 Millennium Stones, Gatton Park
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Millennium Stones, Gatton Park

May-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Merstham to Tattenham Corner

Viewpoints on the North Downs to start, a pub lunch in Mogador, and a London panorama from the Epsom Downs to finish.

Devil's Punchbowl view
Devil's Punchbowl view

Aug-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Milford to Haslemere

Its surprising how remote Surrey can be, pretty lakes, heathland, and Devil's Punchbowl as well.

21 My private beach
21 My private beach

May-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Hunstanton to Cromer

A quiet coastal path with wide beaches, sand dunes, salt and freshwater marshes, nature reserves, barrier islands, and lots of birds.

White Cliffs of... SWC Walk 93 - North Downs Way: Sandling to Folkestone or Dover
White Cliffs of...

SWC Walk 93 - North Downs Way: Sandling to Folkestone or Dover

Oct-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sandling to Folkestone or Dover

A dramatic ridge walk along the North Downs Way, overlooking the English Channel.

walk 43 View from hill above Otford
walk 43 View from hill above Otford

Nov-03 • Catherine Ames on Flickr

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Otford Circular via Romney Street

A short walk packed with variety and fine views, bluebell woods in season, a pretty village and a short train journey

walk 52 Approaching Wendover
walk 52 Approaching Wendover

May-04 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Princes Risborough to Wendover

The Ridgeway, lovely views and the Chilterns.

Botany Bay
Botany Bay

Aug-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Ramsgate to Margate

Easy coastal walk with fine cliff top views, 3 classic seaside resorts, and a number of stunning sandy bays and coves that make it a great swimming walk

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Worms Head from Rhossili Down

Aug-16 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Rhossili via Llangennith Circular

A gentle walk, up to then along the downs overlooking a stunning beach with wide ranging sea views, and back along the beach itself.

Branches, view Saunderton to Bledlow
Branches, view

Saunderton to Bledlow

Feb-12 • moontiger on Flickr

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Saunderton via Bledlow Circular

The Chilterns: the Ridgeway Path over an open ridge, returning by peaceful and secluded valleys.

Book 2, Walk 28, Seaford to Eastbourne The Seven Sisters from Birling Gap, 23 Sept 2006
Book 2, Walk 28, Seaford to Eastbourne

The Seven Sisters from Birling Gap, 23 Sept 2006

Sep-06 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Seaford to Eastbourne

The best walk in the Southeast! A dramatic cliff walk passing Cuckemere Haven, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head as the South Downs meets the sea. Ends with Eastbourne's promenade and pier.

Escarpment view Sevenoaks Circular walk
Escarpment view

Sevenoaks Circular walk

Apr-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Sevenoaks Circular

Out via the National Trust's Knole Park, House, and Igtham Mote. Back by the Greensand Way along the escarpment of the Kent Downs.

Chanctonbury Ring SWC Walk 26 - South Downs Way: Amberley to Shoreham-by-Sea or Lancing
Chanctonbury Ring

SWC Walk 26 - South Downs Way: Amberley to Shoreham-by-Sea or Lancing

Mar-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Amberley to Shoreham By Sea or Lancing

A ridge walk along the South Downs Way, passing Chanctonbury Ring.

Sandbanks Branksome to Swanage walk
Sandbanks

Branksome to Swanage walk

Sep-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Branksome to Swanage or Corfe Castle

Lovely coastal walk via a busy prom, a short ferry crossing, the start the South West Coast Path, Studland Bay (a sandy beach), Old Harry (cliffs) to a seaside resort or ridge walk to Corfe Castle. Return by bus.

Sussex border path approaching Cousley Wood
Sussex border path approaching Cousley Wood

May-16 • quitenearmike on Flickr

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Wadhurst via Bewl Water Circular

This walk follows the Sussex Border path to Bewl Water, then follows its banks back to Wadhurst for tea. Gentle gradients but never flat.

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Jul-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Winchelsea to Hastings

The hardest walk in the book. A gentle start with the 1066 Path and a great pub for lunch. After lunch, a great coastal cliff walk with 4 steep climbs, Fairlight Glen naturist beach, fish and chips on Hastings seafront, so one for summer.

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Autumn on the North Downs Way

Oct-10 • Sean O'Neill

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Woldingham to Oxted

Close to London, this walk combines stretches of both The North Downs Way, and the Greensand Way.

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
Surrey 184 Bentley to Farnham 26.0 6 450 Alice Holt Ancient Forest, Surrey Hills, Scotch Pine Forest, and remote heather filled heathland, Frensham Great and Little Ponds (swimming) W
East Sussex 27 Berwick to Eastbourne 20.5 7 375 A reservoir, then the South Downs Way past pretty villages (Jevington and Wilmington) and a ridge walk. V
Surrey 64 Box Hill Circular via Mickleham 16.2 8 550 A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs. CJ V
Brecon Beacons 278 Brecon Beacons Horseshoe from Neuadd Reservoir 15.3 6 775 A classic horseshoe walk of the Brecon Beacons (Pen y Fan, Corn Du, Fan y Big) around a glacial valley, with an extension to Waun Rydd
Kent 30 Dover to Deal 17.7 3 475 Easy cliff walk following the Saxon Shore Way along the 'White Cliffs of Dover' to historic Deal LB StP V
Kent 59 Eynsford Circular via Otford 21.5 7 425 A contrast between hidden valleys in the North Downs and the Darent Valley Path through three interesting villages. TL CX StP V
Hampshire 160 Farnham to Blackwater 22.3 5 325 Farnham Park, Caesar’s Camp, Beacon Hill, Bourley Reservoirs, Gelvert Stream, Fleet Pond, Foxlease Meadows and Hawley Common CJ W
Surrey 12 Farnham to Godalming 21.2 5 275 A long but pretty walk with gentle hills via a nice mixture of river valley, forest tracks, and many beautiful country houses. CJ W
Kent 13 Folkestone to Dover 14.8 5 400 Coastal Walk along the cliffs to Dover via Folkestone Warren. TL CX StP
East Sussex 31 Glynde to Seaford 23.0 8 450 The best walk in the book! A South Downs ridge, picture postcard Alfriston, Cuckmere Haven (beach), and cliffs with views of the Seven Sisters. Long but worth it. V
Kent 41 Yalding to Sevenoaks 21.2 4 425 Kent Orchards, then follows the Greensand Way to Igtham Mote (NT), One Tree Hill, Knole House and deer park (NT) TL CX StP
Surrey 57 Guildford via Chantries Hill Circular 20.3 4 325 Chantries Hill and the North Downs Way to St Martha's Church (viewpoint). Albery for lunch, returning via mixed woods and the tranquil Wey navigation to Guildford. CJ W
East Sussex 29 Hastings to Rye 19.0 7 475 Seaside Hastings, a hilly cliff walk with 4 steep climbs and a remote naturist beach. Gentle afternoon to historic Winchelsea and Rye via a noted viewpoint. TL CX StP V
Oxfordshire 1 Henley Circular via Great Wood 16.5 3 175 The Thames Path in the morning, historic Hambledon for lunch, and back via the hills above Henley in the afternoon. Short but pretty. P
Oxfordshire 51 Henley to Pangbourne 19.2 6 250 A lovely country ramble, starts and finishes by the Thames, via forests and country pubs. P
Kent 92 Leigh and Penshurst 13.5 3 175 The Eden valley, Penshurst Place and a rural pub for lunch. CX
East Sussex 47 Lewes Circular via Glynde and Southease 23.6 7 550 An energetic walk over 3 separate hills in the South Downs NP with great views throughout. V
Gower 89 Llanmadoc via Whiteford Sands Circular 11.0 2 225 Out through NT pine forest with salt marsh views to a lighthouse, back along sand dunes and a remote beach.
Dorset 54 Lulworth Cove Circular 22.7 8 1,050 Dramatic coastal scenery, Lulworth cove, hidden beaches, Durdle Door cliff arch, and a ghost town. CJ W
Hampshire 62 Lymington to Barton-on-Sea 15.7 2 50 Easy coastal walk along the Solent Way with views towards the Isle of Wight. Return by bus. W
Surrey 4 Merstham to Tattenham Corner 17.2 4 300 Viewpoints on the North Downs to start, a pub lunch in Mogador, and a London panorama from the Epsom Downs to finish. CJ EC LB V
Surrey 27 Milford to Haslemere 18.7 6 350 Its surprising how remote Surrey can be, pretty lakes, heathland, and Devil's Punchbowl as well. CJ W
Norfolk 70 Hunstanton to Cromer 98.0 3 325 A quiet coastal path with wide beaches, sand dunes, salt and freshwater marshes, nature reserves, barrier islands, and lots of birds.
Kent 93 Sandling to Folkestone or Dover 17.9 7 775 A dramatic ridge walk along the North Downs Way, overlooking the English Channel. TL CX StP
Kent 43 Otford Circular via Romney Street 12.0 6 275 A short walk packed with variety and fine views, bluebell woods in season, a pretty village and a short train journey TL CX StP V
Buckinghamshire 52 Princes Risborough to Wendover 16.9 6 475 The Ridgeway, lovely views and the Chilterns. M
Kent 101 Ramsgate to Margate 15.7 2 200 Easy coastal walk with fine cliff top views, 3 classic seaside resorts, and a number of stunning sandy bays and coves that make it a great swimming walk TL CX StP
Gower 87 Rhossili via Llangennith Circular 15.3 3 375 A gentle walk, up to then along the downs overlooking a stunning beach with wide ranging sea views, and back along the beach itself.
Buckinghamshire 2 Saunderton via Bledlow Circular 17.3 6 375 The Chilterns: the Ridgeway Path over an open ridge, returning by peaceful and secluded valleys. M
East Sussex 28 Seaford to Eastbourne 21.9 9 325 The best walk in the Southeast! A dramatic cliff walk passing Cuckemere Haven, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head as the South Downs meets the sea. Ends with Eastbourne's promenade and pier. LB V
Kent 21 Sevenoaks Circular 16.3 3 300 Out via the National Trust's Knole Park, House, and Igtham Mote. Back by the Greensand Way along the escarpment of the Kent Downs. TL CX StP
West Sussex 26 Amberley to Shoreham By Sea or Lancing 25.0 7 425 A ridge walk along the South Downs Way, passing Chanctonbury Ring. CJ EC V
Dorset 73 Branksome to Swanage or Corfe Castle 18.7 3 225 Lovely coastal walk via a busy prom, a short ferry crossing, the start the South West Coast Path, Studland Bay (a sandy beach), Old Harry (cliffs) to a seaside resort or ridge walk to Corfe Castle. Return by bus. CJ W
East Sussex 5 Wadhurst via Bewl Water Circular 17.0 5 475 This walk follows the Sussex Border path to Bewl Water, then follows its banks back to Wadhurst for tea. Gentle gradients but never flat. CX
East Sussex 25 Winchelsea to Hastings 20.3 9 575 The hardest walk in the book. A gentle start with the 1066 Path and a great pub for lunch. After lunch, a great coastal cliff walk with 4 steep climbs, Fairlight Glen naturist beach, fish and chips on Hastings seafront, so one for summer. TL CX StP
Surrey 2 Woldingham to Oxted 16.8 5 300 Close to London, this walk combines stretches of both The North Downs Way, and the Greensand Way. CJ EC V

Last Updated : May-24