Booking and Enquiries

For all enquiries, please phone or text 00447592374773 or email john@hikesoutheast.co.uk

Payment

Payments should be made in advance via electronic transfer to bank account or at the start of the hike in cash or electronic payment by card or device.

Private Guiding

Private guiding is available for all the hikes. Currently at the same price per person as the scheduled walks. For all enquiries, please phone or text 00447592374773 or email john@hikesoutheast.co.uk

What’s included (the guide)

  • highly experienced in leading hikes in South East England
  • able to inform & entertain groups about the people, history and landscape explored
  • qualified as a Lowland Leader
  • qualified in Outdoor First Aid
  • qualified in leading tour groups
  • covered by Public Liability Insurance (certificate available on request)

What’s not included

  • Food & drink
  • Personal equipment
  • Transport to & from the start of the hikes
  • Parking fees
  • Admission fees
  • Personal insurance

What you need to bring

The South East of England has some of the best weather in the UK. However, there can be rain at any time of the year and all the hikes may have very wet and muddy sections to them. You are strongly advised to check the weather forecast when considering what to bring https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ Essential items to bring:

  • Personal medication such as that required for the treatment of any allergies, asthma, diabetes, etc
  • Walking boots / shoes, or at least footwear with good grip on the sole that you are happy to get muddy and wet and will be comfortable for the duration of the walk
  • Waterproofs & layers of clothing suitable for the weather conditions
  • Water (at least 1 litre)
  • Packed lunch
  • Cash / payment for extra refreshments

Optional items to bring depending upon the weather forecast: Hat, Gloves and Sun cream

Medical Declaration and Disclaimer

All customers have to complete and return the Medical Declaration and Disclaimer Form before being going on a hike. Click to download.

Group size, fitness and dogs

Our maximum group size is 5 customers. This means that you can have a really special experience in the countryside without overwhelming the environment.

Individuals, couples and groups are all welcome.

The countryside of South East England has a relatively gentle landscape, although it does have plenty of hills. Most of the hikes have some steep sections, some are over long distances and all visit remote rural areas.

You need to have a reasonably good level of fitness, particularly for the strenuous hikes.

All ages are welcome, although those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Getting there

The precise meeting point will be advised when booking. All the hikes are accessible by train and bus. If using your own transport, there is parking available at all the hike start points. Full details are on the hike descriptions.

Risks

Our risk assessment will be made available on request. The hikes are carefully planned to ensure that risks are minimised. However, hiking, like all outdoor activity, has a danger of personal injury. Please read the description of the walk carefully. Please consider your level of personal fitness, your hiking experience, the weather conditions likely to be encountered, the length of the walks, the ascent and descent involved. You must be satisfied that you are medically and physically fit to participate, aware of and accept the risks, and are responsible for your own actions and involvement.

Cancellations

If cancellation by Hike South East occurs, advance payments received will be refunded in full. Cancellation by Hike South East may occur due to (but not limited to): snow; ice; storms; high winds; heat-wave; fires; flooding; illness; transport problems. If cancellation by a customer occurs, any advance payment received will be refunded in full if notification is received at least 12 hours before the planned start time.