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Black Down Escape

2 DaysFeaturedGuidedIconic Landmark


Walking Break


All Year


Expert Guide


South Downs


Couples, Experienced Walkers, Family, Foodies, Group, Solo Walkers, Beginner


Downland, Forest, Heathland, Meadow

Walking Days



  • Guided walk
  • Experienced, qualified guide
  • Iconic landmarks
  • South Downs views
  • Fascinating geology and local history
  • B&B accommodation
  • Locally sourced picnic
  • Beer and ale tasting
  • Cotswold Outdoor discount

Enjoy one of the highlights of the South-East, with this unforgettable guided walk through stunning heathland countryside and taking in the glorious views from the highest point in the South Downs National Park.  Your walking experience includes a delicious local picnic, beer tasting and an overnight stay in B&B accommodation in the delightful town of Haslemere.

Arrive at your hotel in the morning where your bags can be left and will be taken to your room for your return later. Your guide will meet you at the hotel and your walking experience begins from here. Walk in the steps of our ancestors exploring Black Down, the highest point and a hidden heathland treasure within the Park. With our experienced guide leading the way, learn all about the fascinating history and geology of the area, listen to the birdsong, enjoy the fresh air and take in the absolutely stunning views of patchwork fields, rolling hills, ancient woodland and quaint villages.  During your experience you will enjoy a delicious luxury picnic full of scrumptious local produce at one of the best viewpoints in the Park. Learn all about the fascinating backgrounds and stories of the food and drink you are enjoying and their producers. Then relax and listen to the words of Alfred Tennyson, who was so inspired by the beauty of the area.with a tasting session of locally produced beers and ales.  Sample a generous complimentary selection of award winning beers and ales and learn all about their production process.

Your walk is led by an extremely experienced and qualified outdoor guide, who can enlighten you on the trail about the fascinating geology, heritage and natural history of the area. With extensive local knowledge, your guide can enable you to explore lesser known areas away from the beaten track and discover hidden gems. They are a fully qualified International Mountain Leader who has a great deal of experience leading and instructing and also has extensive local knowledge having lived in this area for many years. All our guides are also outdoor first aid qualified and DBS checked.

At this time, we are extremely mindful of ensuring we provide experiences which are enjoyable yet adhere to social distancing as required.  By joining one of our experiences you can be sure that your guides know all the best places to go, avoiding any crowds and enjoying quieter, little known spots.

Whats Included

  •   1 nights handpicked en suite accommodation including breakfast.
  •   1 days walking
  •   Highly qualified and experienced local guide
  •   Bespoke, individual service
  •   Locally sourced picnic
  •   Beer and ale tasting
  •   Discount from Cotswold Outdoor

Distance: 10 miles (16km) approx.

Start time: 10.00

This adventure is ideal for anyone looking to escape either on their own, with a partner, family or group of friends where you all can reconnect and enjoy great walking, food, drinks and friendly accommodation all under the expert guidance of a Pied A Terre guide.  

There are excellent transport links to Haslemere from London.

This adventure is flexible and available on a date to suit you (subject to availability) for a total of 1 days walking and 1 nights accommodation (additional nights are available if you would like to also stay the night before your walk).  We strongly advise booking your trip in advance as places are limited. The trail can be enjoyed all year round.

NB the price stated is based on a 'from' price, depending on accommodation type and availability. Accommodation is based on two sharing an en-suite room, staying on a bed & breakfast basis (single accommodation is available at a supplement).