Southern England

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A journey of 1000 miles around the Green and Pleasant Lands of
Southern England

The historic southern coast of England from Kent to Cornwall is the basis of this route but follow the loop into the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, and Windsor to discover some hidden gems that are as old as England itself.

Route Highlights

  • The White Cliffs of Dover As seen from the stoney beach at St Margarets, these spectacular limestone cliff faces are as iconic a symbol of England as Tower Bridge and a red telephone box.
  • South Coast Britain’s seafaring heritage is unmissable on the coastal roads spanning from East to West with the sea by your side.
  • The New Forest The beauty of this area is difficult to put into words. You’ll understand what we mean when you traverse the wooded and open plains with horses, deer and other wildlife roaming freely by the roadside.
  • Cornish Beaches Some of the best surfing conditions draw huge crowds every year but even at the busiest times there are still plenty of quiet little spots to discover along the shore.
  • Land’s End The most South-Westerly point on mainland Britain
  • Cheddar Gorge Follow the road as it carves its way through a staggering fissure in the landscape, near the village famous for the type of cheese produced locally.
  • Bath A historic, protected spa-town with inspiring architecture and rich local culture.
  • The Cotswolds One of England’s most charming rural areas with market towns dotted among vast farmlands and pretty meadows.
  • Windsor & Runnymede The home of Britain’s Royal Family and the location where the Magna Carta was signed, limiting the powers of the Monarch.
  • Surrey A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the South and West of London
  • Kent England’ South-East Coastal region famed as the “Garden of England” for the varied larder grown on the rolling fields in ideal conditions.

We recommend taking up to 10 days to complete the entire circuit of Southern England on this route, allowing for a thoroughly fulfilling experience, getting to know this historic and beautiful part of the country at a leisurely pace.

Visit | Stay | Eat

Stuart Line Cruises
Marina Pier Head

Hampton By Hilton
Exeter Airport

Seaton Tramway
Seaton Station
Harbour Road
EX12 2WD

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(Cover Image: Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar. The gorge is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest now called Cheddar Complex.©Visit Britain/ Stephen Spraggon)


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