• Historic walks in the English countryside
  • Round chalk fells and lush landscapes
  • Winchester Cathedral
  • Arundel Castle, Bignor Roman Villa, Hinton Ampner
  • Roman and iron age antiquities

You needn't travel too far from London to get away from it all! Our South Downs Walk covers a wide swath of England's historic and peaceful South Downs National Park and surrounding area. Along the way, we'll visit some of the most spectacular landscapes and historical artifacts from Amberley to Winchester. This is olde England, and these old routes and droveways follow the chalk escarpment and ridges of the South Downs, as they have done for thousands of year. The landscape is known for its round fells, wooded weald and heathland ridges. There's more than one glorious walk through open fields. Is there anything more freeing? Or anything more magical than a visit to the Ancient Yew forest of Kingley Vale? Along the way we'll see iron age forts and marvel at Roman antiquities, and find more modern day treasures stopping at some of the famous castles and country estates. It really is a marvelous excursion into a land rich with English history and culture.

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We loved spending the night at Amberley Castle.
Mainly walking on established footpaths and trails along the chalk escarpment, and through open farmland and forest. Some steep hills and rough terrain. 8-9 miles walking per day.


US $5,295.00
Per Person, Double Occupancy
(Single Supplement US $995.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is US $5,030.00


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Begins: Amberley Rail Station
Ends: Winchester Rail Station
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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants