Footpath NETWORK - the main routes and paths

The STOUR VALLEY WALK - follows the meanders of the River Stour through the stunning countryside of East Kent for 51.5 miles, passing through Canterbury before reaching the sea at Pegwell Bay.


The SAXON SHORE WAY - hugs the coast for the majority of its 163 mile journey through Kent and East Sussex. The Way provides the walker with a variety of scenery from the marshland of North Kent to the White Cliffs of Dover and the sandstone of the High Weald meeting the sea at Hastings.

The 1066 COUNTRY WALK - commemorates a key turning point in English history: the year William of Normandy invaded England and defeated Harold, the Saxon King. The 31 mile trail links the resort of Eastbourne with the historic town of Rye.

The WEALD WAY - runs for 82 miles in a north-south direction between Gravesend and Eastbourne, providing an interesting cross section of South East landscape across open heath, downland, woods and river valley.

The HIGH WEALD LANDSCAPE TRAIL - 90 mile trail bisects the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty running through small fields, ancient woodland, parkland, hop gardens, orchards and attractive villages of distinctive heritage and character.

The SOUTH DOWNS WAY - is one of two National Trails in the Network. This 100 mile route travels along the backbone of the South Downs, a distinctive ridge of gentle green hills from Eastbourne to Winchester. The route provides panoramic views north over the Weald and south to the Channel.

The WEY-SOUTH PATH - follows, for 36 miles, the line of Londons Lost Route to the Sea along the Wey and Arun rivers and the former canal that linked them. The walk passes through the Surrey Hills, across the wooded Weald to the lush water meadows of the Upper Arun Valley.

The GREENSAND WAY - 107 mile footpath through Surrey and Kent, passes along the greensand ridge, some of Southern Englands highest ground. There are extensive views of the beautiful and varied rural countryside with many interesting towns and villages en-route.

The NORTH DOWNS WAY - is the second National Trail in the Network. A 155 mile path along chalk hills, river valleys and sections of the ancient Pilgrims Way to Canterbury. A delightful walk of contrasts from the deep shade cast in Surrey woods to the open hill turf in Kent and across to the white cliffs of Dover.

 The PILGRIMS TRAIL  is the newest addition to the network and linked to the South Downs Way at Winchester. It winds across undulating Hampshire landscape to Portsmouth. Uniquely, the 28 mile route can then be picked up at Cherbourg on the French coast and followed to Mont St. Michel.

South East Walks...


Walk South East is a new short guide to the region's major trails, including The High Weald Landscape Trails, 1066 Country Walk, Stour Valley Walk, St Swithuns Way, and the Saxon Shore Way.

The guide has 20 route descriptions and maps, plus accomodation ideas. Call 01892 540766 for more details.