• Pick-up: 10:00 am Basingstoke Train Station RG21 5AH
  • Drop-off: 18:30 pm Basingstoke Train Station RG21 5AH
  • Endurance: Easy
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Sue

Meet your guide, Sue

Sue has been walking for as long as she can remember, before that she thinks she was crawling. She also likes to get around by bicycle, kayak, scooter, horse, boat or just about anything with wheels, legs, paddles or a sail. Being outdoors and moving are just about her two favourite things to do. She's also pretty keen on the Iron Age, but not on ironing.

South Downs Gin Tasting and Hike

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Uncover some of the great mysteries of cocktail making as you mix and shake your own cocktails and discover some of the finest spirits around the world!

Region: South Downs National Park

Trip Type: Masterclass

Max Group Size: 14

Grading: Easy

Day Itinerary

Meet your guide at 10:00 am Basingstoke Train Station RG21 5AH.

Start this adventure with a wonderful walk through the East Hampshire countryside, home and creative inspiration for the literary genius Jane Austen.

Start the scenic trail from Jane Austen’s house in the quaint Hampshire village of Chawton, where she lived from 1809 to 1817.

Enjoy idyllic views across the surrounding countryside, traversing woodland and farmland, admiring pretty villages and thatched cottages, and experiencing the beautiful and tranquil places that once inspired Jane in her writings.

Refuel with a cream tea and lunchtime refreshments before heading into the wonderful world of craft spirits at the Gorilla Spirits Co.’s distillery.

Spend the afternoon touring this truly ethical and award-winning local distillery based in the north east corner of Hampshire – with £1 from every bottle sold donated to The Gorilla Organization.

Learn about their creative world of craft spirits and their relationship with The Gorilla Organization, all the while tasting their exceptional spirits and liquors to find out what makes them so special!

Spend time behind the bar with the resident mixologist, uncovering some of the great mysteries of cocktail making as you mix and shake your own cocktails and discover some of the finest spirits around the world.

There’s a final local treat in store for you, before it’s finally time to head back with all your souvenirs for the drop-off at 18:30 pm Basingstoke Train Station RG21 5AH.

Walk details: 7.2 km / 4.5 miles | Total ascent  110m | approx. 2.5 hours

Terrain: An easy route with a few steady climbs and descents. Some obstacles including kissing gates and stiles. Woodland and field paths, mostly well made.

  • Pick-up: 10:00 am Basingstoke Train Station RG21 5AH
  • Drop-off: 18:30 pm Basingstoke Train Station RG21 5AH
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All entrance and activity fees
  • Gin distillery tour and cocktail making experience
  • Snacks and local specialties
  • Full-day guided experience
  • Local knowledge, folklore, and history

You’ll need to bring:

  • Pack lunch + water
  • Suitable hiking shoes
  • Gin distillery tour and cocktail making experience
  • Learn how to mix and shake your own cocktails
  • Taste craft spirits
  • Discover the ethical and award-winning distillery, Gorilla Spirits
  • Experience the beauty of Jane Austen’s Hampshire and discover the places that inspired her writings
  • Enjoy small and friendly group tours
Saturday 9th Jul 2022
Members only This tour can only be booked by members. To book this tour, sign up by purchasing 1 Year Membership.