• Pick-up: 10:00 am Fareham Train station PO14 1AA
  • Drop-off: 18:30 pm Fareham Train station PO14 1AA
  • Endurance: Moderate
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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 Sea Kayak and Hike

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Glide past medieval fortifications and naval warships – if you’re lucky you may even get the chance to spot some of the famous Solent seals!

Region: South Downs National Park

Trip Type: Watersports

Max Group Size: 12

Grading: Moderate

Day Itinerary

Meet your guide at 10:00 am Fareham Train station PO14 1AA.

Begin your adventure in the South Downs National Park with an easy woodland walk, exploring the beautiful and peaceful Forest of Bere!

Steeped in history, discover the secrets of this ancient forest, from a medieval hunting ground to the oak plantations that once supplied the Royal Navy with timber for ship building.

There’s plenty of wildlife to enjoy along the way, as you traverse streams and heathland, farmland and rolling hills, discovering the tranquility and beauty the South Downs is renowned for.

Enjoy the magnificent backdrop in this ancient forest, as you rest those weary feet and delight in a lunchtime picnic, absorbing the spectacular views – ice creams are guaranteed!

In the afternoon this historic adventure continues with a sea kayaking tour across the sheltered waters of Portsmouth harbour.

Well-suited for beginners, this sea kayak provides a delightful opportunity to explore the Hampshire coastline, observe wildlife in its natural environment and get great views of the South Downs!

Under the expert leadership of your instructor, take a friendly paddle to Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, learning about Portsmouth’s rich history and military heritage.

Glide past medieval fortifications and naval warships, exploring the natural harbour and Site of Special Scientific Interest by water, and see those wild areas that are havens for wildlife – if you’re lucky you may even get the chance to spot some of the famous Solent seals!

There’s time to visit one final famous local beauty spot to capture the views as the sun sets, before ending your day of historic adventures with a return to the drop-off at 18:30 pm Fareham Train station PO14 1AA.

Walk details: 8 km / 5 miles | Total ascent 74 m | approx. 2 hours

Terrain: A easy route in mainly forested areas, with gentle to moderate gradients. Largely obstacle free (some gates, but no stiles or steps) mostly stone-surfaced forest tracks and some softer, narrower woodland paths.

  • Pick-up: 10:00 am Fareham Train station PO14 1AA
  • Drop-off: 18:30 pm Fareham Train station PO14 1AA
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All entrance and activity fees
  • All kayaking equipment: buoyancy aids, touring kayaks, paddles and dry bags
  • Snacks and local specialties
  • Full-day guided experience
  • Local knowledge, folklore, and history

You’ll need to bring:

  • A change of clothes, towel, shoes to wear in the water
  • Pack lunch + water
  • Suitable (dry) hiking shoes
  • Experience a guided sea kayaking tour on the Solent
  • Learn and improve your kayaking skills
  • Paddle to Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard
  • Discover Portsmouth’s rich history and military heritage
  • Explore the beautiful and peaceful Forest of Bere
  • Immerse yourself in heritage, local history and folklore
  • Enjoy small and friendly group tours
Sunday 19th Jun 2022
Members only This tour can only be booked by members. To book this tour, sign up by purchasing 1 Year Membership.