The South East


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Walkers & Cyclists Welcome: The South East

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex

Miles of delightful coastline and countryside, the historic cities of Oxford and Winchester, and the naval centres of Portsmouth and Southampton make the South East one of the country's most popular areas to visit.

The region boasts a plethora of some of the best attractions and outdoor pursuits anywhere in the country.



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Hampshire, with the Solent, Southampton Water and the Isle of Wight, is one of the sailing playgrounds of England. Nearby Portsmouth Harbour has Nelson's Victory, the Mary Rose and the ironclad HMS Warrior. Winchester has its 11-13th century cathedral and reputedly the remains of King Arthur's Round Table. Beaulieu is a great family attraction while The New Forest, England's first official visitor destination, has over 3,000 ponies, 3,000 cattle and 2,500 deer wandering freely around the National Park.

With miles of delightful coastline and countryside, the area boasts a plethora of some of the best attractions and outdoor pursuits anywhere in the country. Come rain or shine there are endless options when you are looking for things to do. Once you have explored the mainland you can take a ferry over to the Isle of Wight and explore.


View of cliffs at Beachy Head in Sussex

Sussex has a plethora of historic houses and gardens and three of the historic cinque ports. The 1066 Story is told at Battle, near Hastings. Eastbourne has the impressive Beachy Head and Seven Sisters cliffs as backdrop.

Ashdown Forest, now more of a heath, covers 6400 acres of upland, with a large deer, badger and rare bird population.

The heights of Box Hill and Leith Hill rise above the North Downs to overlook large tracts of richly wooded countryside, containing a string of well protected villages. The Devil’s Punchbowl, near Hindhead, is a two mile long sandstone valley, overlooked by the 900-ft Gibbet Hill. Farnham, in the west of the county, has Tudor and Georgian houses flanking the 12th century castle.


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The Chiltern Hills stretch from the River Thames, Oxfordshire to Hitchin, Hertfordshire and are among the UK's nationally protected countryside.


Combining a biodiverse landscape with bustling towns and villages, the South Downs National Park is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Beauty.


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