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Walk the English countryside from London

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.Greater London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Ben

10 hours
Includes transport
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Russian

What you'll do

We’ll meet you at London Victoria, one of the capital's main railway stations with your tickets ready. We navigate the complexity of Britain’s train networks so you don’t have to!

After an hour or so on a train, the sprawl of London’s suburbs will have melted into the rolling ridges of the South Downs - the National Park we’re about to explore. Once off the train, we’ll walk and talk and introduce you to the places we love.

There will be views to capture and fresh air to breathe in, as we walk towards the sea. The Seven Sisters are classic white chalk cliffs, the quintessential English coastline. We'll show you the best spots to take them all in.

On the way - traditional villages, rare marshes, seabirds, grazing sheep and more.

If there’s time, we’ll take you to meet the mysterious giant who guards this ancient landscape. You can see the outline of the Long Man of Wilmington on the hillside from miles away - no-one knows for sure who he is or how he got there, but there are all sorts of stories!

When you’re ready, we’ll take you back towards the train. On the way, we can stop at one of our favourite English country pubs. We'll help you choose a local brew - the perfect end to a hike, we find!

Then the train will take us back into London and we’ll return you to the station where we started: relaxed, refreshed and ready to face the city again.
We’ll meet you at London Victoria, one of the capital's main railway stations with your tickets ready. We navigate the complexity of Britain’s train networks so you don’t have to!

After an hour or so on a train, the sprawl of London’s suburbs will have melted into the rolling ridges of the South Downs - the National Park we’re about to explore. Once off the train, we’ll walk and talk and introduce you to the places we love.

Ben's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Transport
    Your train tickets from London Victoria station in central London. They wil...
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Meet your host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 4 Reviews
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I’ve been walking in the English countryside since I was a small boy, obsessed with maps. 30 years later, my wife Yulia and I escape from the bustle of London most weekends to go for a walk. Together we can share with you our favourite routes that showcase the beauty and history of the counties of Sussex and Kent. Through our long experience, we know where to find the footpaths and bridleways that lead to the royal castles and great houses. We can take you through quaint villages and historic woodlands, over chalky hills to dramatic cliffs. As experienced journalists and broadcasters on radio and TV, we’ll tell you the stories of the places we’re walking through and we can answer your questions about Britain today.
I’ve been walking in the English countryside since I was a small boy, obsessed with maps. 30 years later, my wife Yulia and I escape from the bustle of London most weekends to go for a walk. Together we can share with you our favourite routes that showcase the beauty and history of the counties of Sussex and Kent. Through our long experience, we know where to find the footpaths and bridleways that lead to the royal castles and great houses. We can take you through quaint villages and historic wo…
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Where you'll be

Cuckmere Valley - where the river meanders to the sea amid chalky grassland
The Seven Sisters - dramatic chalk-white cliffs - the classic English coastline
The Long Man of Wilmington - mysterious outline of a giant figure on a hill
A favourite pub, with a view over the river and excellent beers

Please note that weather, delayed trains etc can alter our precise itinerary - but we will give you the best walk we can in the area on the day!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Evelyn
February 2020
A cool and rewarding experience! A whole day adventure and we walked for 18km! The amazing white cliff, mindblowing cuckmere haven, definitely somewhere less touristy and worthy to go. Ben and Yulia are very helpful and obviously have strong knowledge about the area. We can just follow them to hike across various types of landscape and chat about everything. I came home with muddy muddy boots but i found it so interesting and rewarding! Thanks Ben and Yulia, and my teammate Emily for this beautiful Saturday!
A cool and rewarding experience! A whole day adventure and we walked for 18km! The amazing white cliff, mindblowing cuckmere haven, definitely somewhere less touristy and worthy to…
Nicola
January 2020
Ben & Yuila were wonderful. This is a great way to get out of London and see the South Downs & Seven Sisters coastline. Ben & Yuila are great, very experienced walkers/guides and were very welcoming, kind and thoughtful to the group's needs. The walk was well planned & took in some great sights. All in all was a great day! Highly recommend this experience.
Ben & Yuila were wonderful. This is a great way to get out of London and see the South Downs & Seven Sisters coastline. Ben & Yuila are great, very experienced walkers/guides and…
Indrit
January 2020
Was my first experience doing hiking and was amazing. Glad to meet such nice people and spend the weekend hiking. I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes to walk in nature. Ben & Yulia such a good and friendly couple. Glad I started my first hiking experience with people like them...couldn't be any better
Was my first experience doing hiking and was amazing. Glad to meet such nice people and spend the weekend hiking. I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes to walk in nature…
Emily
February 2020
Great experience, really nice day out. Highly recommended!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Let us know what you want out of your day and we'll be happy to tailor it to you and your group. An easy stroll or longer hike? There are walks for all abilities and interests in this part of England. Children are welcome, although paths aren't suitable for pushchairs / strollers.

What to bring

Some sensible footwear - walking boots are recommended, as we could be walking on muddy or uneven paths.

A waterproof jacket. It can rain in England at any time of year!