Join experienced hiking guide, John Bradshaw, on 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 by both personal and public transport.

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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. (March 2020)

Beautiful countryside. Led by a very organised & knowledgeable guide. Thoroughly enjoyed it. (March 2020)

Excellent way to escape into the countryside led by John who is knowledgeable and professional. (May 2021)

Loved it! 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. (June 2021)

Really enjoyed it! This particular hike was exactly as described. Stunning scenery and amazing weather. (June 2021)

John is an excellent guide and is clearly very passionate about the hike and the information he freely gives throughout. I found the day very enjoyable, comfortable / relaxed pace and good company. (July 2021)

I thoroughly enjoyed the hike! Fantastic views over beautiful Sussex countryside. (March 2022)

Well thought through. John was very prepared for all eventualities. Degree of difficulty was just right. Level of oversight was well judged. I didn’t feel too pressurised or over instructed. (March 2022)

Relaxed story telling and factual input. We felt an integral group rather than leader and party. Responsive to questions and input from group members. Shared sample of excellent baking. Even arranged fantastic weather! (March 2022)

Good communication before the day. On the day, right from the start with safety briefing I felt confident in John’s company and leadership. Very watchful regarding pace and condition of the party. Excellent balance of input and leaving us to absorb the scenery. (March 2022)

The variety of info, from history to music & cinema, was very interesting & educational. I also liked the gaps in time when there was just walking & listening to nature. (April 2022)

We truly enjoyed both of our hikes filled with history in addition to the amazing views! Really enjoyed the illustrations / pictures to enhance the stories. Thank you again for wonderful experience, beautiful places and knowledgeable stories! (April 2022)

Thank you, John, again for a truly terrific day. Organisation and flexibility was excellent from the start. Good communication throughout the booking and build up to the day itself. We changed the start and finish point which caused no issues. Feedback from the attendees has been excellent. (ABN AMRO Bank, May 2022)

The information and anecdotes provided during the hike were fascinating and turned a pleasant walk in Kent into an informative insight into local history, geology and geography. John tailored the lengths of stops and stories to allow the group to network among themselves too and he was unobtrusive but omnipresent. (ABN AMRO Bank, May 2022)

Beautiful scenery, easily accessible from London, opportunity to get the whole team out together. Thank you John, we all enjoyed the stories and facts. (July 2022)

Thanks again for a great day! The feedback from the team has been brilliant. We hope to book another walk with you soon.(July 2022)


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.

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:-