London is a big city, with lots of visitors circulating in and out from around the globe, many stopping over for meetings, family events or simply a holiday. I get a lot of requests for people looking to tackle long distance walks over a few, to several days from the city.
Fortunately, London is well placed for getting out onto the hills. Sure you won’t get the rugged mountain terrain found further in the North or Wales. But you will find varied woodland, upland and grassland terrain circumnavigating beautiful villages, hamlets, towns of significant interest and plenty of secluded, calm and restorative countryside.
And which walk offers this? The South Down’s Way.
The South Downs Way allows each of its walkers to experience some incredible countryside between Winchester (accessed by train from London and the first Capital of England) to Eastbourne (also accessed by train to London). This 100-mile route is easily completed over several days and treats you to a breathtaking walk over the Seven Sisters, the iconic white Chalk Cliffs that has become so synonymous with Britain.
So if you are planning on taking on a walk which allows an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of the big smoke then I suggest this as a really great option.
Are you wanting to plan your walking holiday but don’t know where to start? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat, I’ll see how I can help you.