Hills, Heath, Hops and Hampers

South Downs National Park

The experience

Walk in the steps of our ancestors exploring Black Down, the highest point and a hidden heathland treasure within the National Park. With an experienced local guide leading the way, discover the fascinating history and geology of the area while listening to the birdsong. Enjoy stunning views of patchwork fields, rolling hills and ancient woodland. Savour a delicious luxury picnic full of scrumptious local produce at one of the best viewpoints. Complete the experience with a visit to an award-winning independent microbrewery for a fun guided tour and ale tasting session.

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Pied a Terre Adventures

  • Local expert-led guided walk with stunning views of the local landscape – bring your camera!
  • Reconnect with nature whilst enjoying a locally sourced picnic
  • Craft ale brewery tour in 18th Century building

The detail

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4.5 hours

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Group size

4 - 30 people

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Cost per person

£145 per person

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Fitness level

Moderate. 3km (2 mile) walk with elevation of 95 metres (300 feet)

Parking Facilities


Refreshments and meals

Lunch included.

Special equipment needed

Sensible footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.


Saturday & Sunday, all year round.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Guests need to be able to complete the 3km (2 mile) walk with some elevation.


Basic English required to appreciate the experience.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate
South Downs

South Downs National Park

Known as the ‘gateway to England’, this landscape of rolling hills, ancient woodland and picture perfect villages holds the secrets of thousands of years of settlement from prehistory to Caesar’s conquering forces.