Our top South East walks as voted for by the nation

Visitors walking at Hindhead Commons and the Devils Punch Bowl Surrey

Walking is one of Britain’s best loved pastimes, with around nine million of us pulling on our walking boots and heading for the great outdoors every month. In the South East we have a huge variety of landscapes for you to enjoy from coastal climbs and heathland hikes to ambles through woodland and meadows.

To celebrate this much-loved national pastime we've partnered with ITV in Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100, to discover the country's favourite walking trails - as voted for by you. Below are walks in the South East nominated for title of 'Britain's Favourite'. Will one of them be the winner? Tune in to ITV on 30 January at 7.30pm to find out.

Whether you're after a short stroll with the family or something more challenging, enjoy a walk in the South East on one of our top trails as voted by you.

With every step you take on one of our trails, you'll be helping our rangers and volunteers to look after the high peaks, low valleys, woods, rivers and far-reaching views that make Britain such a walker's paradise.

Two walkers setting out along the Needles headland
Walking trail

Tennyson Down: a meander with Maud 

An invigorating downland walk with a splendid view of the iconic Needles plus a 19th-century fort, Cold War rocket test site and a monument to a Victorian poet laureate. And along the way, you can re-fuel with a warming bite to eat in the cosy Needles Old Battery tea-room.

The sun rises over Leith Hill and Leith Hill Tower on a winters' morning
Walking trail

Leith Hill woodland walk 

Enjoy an exhilarating walk at Leith Hill, which has been a popular picnic spot since the 19th century and see the panoramic views on a clear day.

The Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire with Dragon Hill and Vale of the White Horse beyond
Walking trail

White Horse Hill to Ashdown 

Take a walk across the ancient chalk downs of Oxfordshire and absorb the history found along this enigmatic stretch of the ancient Ridgeway, passing by the White Horse, Dragon Hill and Ashdown.

view of Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl
Walking trail

Hidden Hindhead 

Discover spectacular views on this lovely walk crossing the old A3. You may even see the cattle grazing the scrub.

Chequers from Coombe Hill
Walking trail

Coombe Hill and Chequers trail 

A moderately energetic circular walk offering panoramic views across the Aylesbury Vale. See rare chalk grassland, beautiful woodlands, the pretty village of Ellesborough and the Prime Minister’s country retreat at Chequers.