Join experienced hiking guide, John Bradshaw, on small group walks through areas of outstanding natural beauty in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. With stunning scenery guaranteed, you’ll hear about the famous people that lived here, and explore the history, wildlife, geology and geography. All of the hikes are easily accessible from London by both personal and public transport. And of course we follow all government guidance regarding COVID-19.






The guided tours of the cathedral were a great success, both with us locals and our Dutch friends. I went round with John, who was excellent.

My party of four found the walk informative and enjoyable hosted by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide.

John brought the facts to life, whilst still keen to learn from visitors on the tour who had additional insights to offer too.

John was so knowledgeable and engaging during our tour.

Thoroughly enjoyed John’s tour. Despite the crowds, he managed to find ways and places to make it relaxing and informative. Would certainly recommend as a way of finding out fascinating details of the area’s history.

Our guide John was incredibly knowledgeable about the city.

Thanks for taking the time to show us around on your grand tour. I really enjoyed it. You were a wonderful host.

We enjoyed a fantastic tour today by a superb guide called John. An Incredibly interesting and enjoyable tour and John was especially knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Thank you.

We all had a lovely time and it was an excellent tour!

Thank you so much for the informative walk. I really enjoyed it & look forward to the next one!

A big thank you for the guided walk. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the sights that I would not normally notice or know the historical background.

I thoroughly enjoyed the walk, learnt about places I’ve drifted through before and just not noticed.

A good time was had by all.

Thank you so much for the tour. Had a lovely time.

I just wanted to thank you on behalf of all of us that went on the walk last week, everyone said how much they enjoyed it and how knowledgeable you are. It was very interesting as well as fun too.

Fantastic day: a great (if muddy!) hike with some charming stories from the AA Milne Winnie the Pooh stories which really brought the places to life.

Beautiful countryside. Led by a very organised & knowledgeable guide. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Interesting and informative. Our guide was very relaxed which made for a nice comfortable experience even in times of Covid-19. Thank-you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm.

Our guide, John, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable bringing the history of the city to life.

An excellent presenter.

Excellent way to escape into the countryside led by John who is knowledgeable and professional.

The hike was well plotted and took us into areas that would possibly be difficult to navigate if you were doing it solo – so through beautiful areas that were unspoilt and very quiet. John was very attentive to our needs and had thought of every requirement.

A brilliant tour – simply unmissable!

Our friendly, well-spoken, guide led an excellent tour, which with his historic references really brought the city’s past to life! His tour was a mine of interesting facts, amusing ancedotes and information.

John presented all the information in a very entertaining and interesting manner.

John was very knowledgeable, welcomed questions and definitely knew his stuff.

He was so knowledgeable, interesting and friendly. We learnt so much in a very enjoyable atmosphere.

We truly enjoyed both of our hikes filled with history in addition to the amazing views!


John Bradshaw set up Hike South East to provide friendly, interesting, well organised and great value hikes in the best rural locations that the South East has to offer.

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John has long had a passion for hiking in the UK and abroad. He has spent many years leading walks through the countryside of South East England, as well as leading groups on historical and literary city walks as a volunteer tour guide. He greatly enjoys informing and entertaining people about the places explored, and the stories connected to them. He holds the following insurance, qualifications, and accreditations:-