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The Ridgeway

05/05/2023 South East 10 mins read

The Ridgeway National Trail is a historic footpath that stretches for 87 miles (139km) across southern England, from the World Heritage Site of Avebury in Wiltshire to the ancient hill fort of Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. Discover our favourite historic spots along the route, plus key information to help you walk it.

Top secret wild swimming spots near London

30/11/2022 London 10 mins read

Daniel Start, author of the Wild Guide to London and the South East, reveals his top 6 favourite secret places to go wild swimming near the capital. From the jade pools of the Chelmer, to rope swings on the Great Ouse, remote riverside pubs on the Ouse to smuggler caves in Kent, we have your next London escape sorted.

Places to go
Interesting facts about Blenheim Palace

10/10/2022 South East 10 mins read

Here are 20 interesting facts about Blenheim Palace you may not have known. Learn more about the palace and what to do there with this guide and make the most of your visit.

Short walks in Hampshire

10/05/2022 South East 10 min read

Squeezing a short walk into our busy lives can seem like an impossible task but with a little planning, it’s more than doable. Here are five tips to help you incorporate a peaceful stroll into your day plus our favourite short walks in Hampshire for you to enjoy too.

Three walks in West Wight

22/07/2020 South East

GetOutside Champion Debs Butler regularly visits her parents on the Isle of Wight, exploring by foot or bike. Here's her top 3 walks on the west of the island.

Top 3 crags in Kent and Sussex

05/08/2019 South East

Are you passionate about rock climbing, or would like to try it for the first time but you live in London or the southeast? This blog post highlights 3 of the best spots in Kent and East Sussex where you can get outside and have a session on some real rock.​

Places to go
5 reasons to GetOutside in the New Forest

09/03/2017 South East

The New Forest, with its mix of beaches, woodland and rivers, has something for everyone. But if you're not convinced, GetOutside Champion Kate is here with her 5 top reasons to visit the area.

New Forest Marque

15/01/2017 South East

Exploring the New Forest is an assault upon the senses – the beautiful landscapes you see throughout the National Park, the fresh air that you breathe in and the sound of wildlife you hear as you walk. But why stop there – the New Forest experience can continue with a taste of some high-quality food and drink.

Three of the best cycling routes in the South Downs

17/11/2016 South East

Whether you're looking for family friendly rides or challenging endurance rides, there's something for everyone in the stunning South Downs National Park.

Places to go
Places to Visit in the South Downs

28/07/2016 South East

The South Downs National Park is home to four bustling market towns as well as numerous picturesque villages and sleepy hamlets that make great bases for a visit.

Water sports
Try Paddle Boarding in the New Forest National Park

24/07/2016 South East

Paddle boarding is commonly associated as a holiday activity abroad, but with our guide, you can find out how to paddle board right here in the UK, in the New Forest National Park.

Six easy South Downs circular walks

22/07/2016 South East

Six easy circular walks to follow if you are visiting the South Downs. All easy to reach by bus or train if you fancy leaving the car behind.

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