Southern Walks
relief map of southern england

There are many walking sites covering the north of England. This one is all about the south.

Much of the south and south-east of the country is downland; so most of the walks are on chalk. The exception is the Two Moors Way, which crosses the sandstone and granite of Exmoor and Dartmoor.

Some routes are popular national trails, such as the South Downs Way. Others I planned myself, linking various places together with bits of trails when they happened to run in the right direction.

The descriptions are not really intended as guides. They certainly don't cover every step of the way. Instead I've tried to give some idea of what it was like - both the good and the bad.

When travelling I sleep out as much as possible. I like the freedom of not having to plan ahead. So there's not much on accommodation (unless you are looking for a comfortable hedge!)

I have, however, included a number of links in the introduction to each walk, and there are many other websites out there providing practical information. If you can recommend a good site, or somewhere to eat or sleep, please let me know so that I can include your suggestion.

Happy walking!

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