Britain’s Favourite Walks: The best from the South East of England

Beautiful coastal walks, panoramic hilltop views and city strolls, some wonderful walks in the South East featured in on ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100.

Here are some of our favourites. Complete with walk descriptions, step-by-step instructions and maps, there’s everything you need to head out and walk the routes yourself.

They’re all free to view and come with printable OS maps – just register on our website to get started. And if you like these routes, there are thousands more to enjoy if you become a member.

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Margate to Broadstairs

This delightful route takes you from Margate to Broadstairs, along the white cliffs. Take time to explore Botany Bay, with its spectacular chalk cliffs and stacks, and finish up with a cream tea.
   

Sandwich to Dover

Starting in Sandwich, one of the UK’s best preserved medieval towns, this walk follows Kent’s ancient shoreline along the famous White Cliffs, with views across to the French coastline on a clear day.
  

Wendover to Great Missenden

Head out on this walk from Roald Dahl’s home village of Great Missenden up Combe Hill to enjoy beautiful views over Aylesbury Vale. This route is a real treat in springtime when the bluebells are out.

YHA A brief city tour of Oxford

From fascinating historical buildings and architecture to charming historical pubs and plenty of famous TV locations (including Morse and Brideshead Revisited), this lovely circular route showcases the best that Oxford has to offer.

Leith Hill, Surrey

This route through the beautiful Surrey Hills takes you along bridleways and forest tracks, through sleepy Surrey mill hamlets and hammer ponds, climbing to a spectacular 360-degree view over a dozen counties from Leith Hill Tower.

YHA Devil's Punch Bowl

Walk through open woodlands and pinewoods to be rewarded with lovely views of the Devil’s Punchbowl. This steep-sided depression has become a natural nature reserve, abundant with wildlife including the lesser spotted woodpecker.

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