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Self-guided walking

From £125 - 2 to 7 nights

Self-guided walking break at Abingworth

Holiday reference: AWPOA

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Enjoy a break on the South Downs with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape.

Our Country House, peacefully located in the Sussex countryside, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, our legendary picnic lunches, and our excellent boot and drying room. To help you explore we'll give you a free Ordnance Survey map, plus detailed route notes for our recommended walking and cycle routes. On many holidays our experienced leaders are on hand to offer help and advice.

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Seven Sisters cliffs on the Sussex coastMake the most of your walking with our new Discovery Point at Abingworth Hall. It's the starting point for your outdoor adventure. You'll find:

  • Our recommended walking and cycling routes - detailed route notes for you to borrow
  • Comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks
  • Ideas and contacts for more active options such as kayaking and pony trekking
  • A daily weather forecast 

When you're not walking, there's plenty to do locally. Why not explore the country lanes by bike, discover Chichester or Arundel, or visit a National Trust property. See the 'Local Area' tab for further ideas.

Field of poppies on the South Downs


 Great value. What’s included:

  • Full Board accommodation - breakfast, evening meal and an extensive walkers' picnic lunch
  • A free Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map of the local area with every booking
  • Detailed route notes, ranging from short strolls to longer countryside walks
  • Abingworth Hall exterior of Country House grey and white buildingCountry House Escapes guide – full of information about local attractions, activities and suggested itineraries to help plan your break
  • All the Country House facilities, including our well equipped boot and drying room
  • On many holidays our experienced walking leaders are available to offer help and advice

What our HF Holidays route testers say:

Seven Sisters -"Justifiably, one of the most popular walks in the South Downs area, with stunning coastal views and many places of interest: Beachy Head, Belle Tout lighthouse, Birling Gap and Cuckmere Haven.The undulating chalk cliffs between Birling Gap and Cuckmere Haven are a famous landmark along the south coast." John Wood, HF Holidays Leader

Circular walk from Abingworth to Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve and Nutbourne vineyards - "A pleasant walk across varied terrain with the opportunity to visit the RSPB’s Reserve. The route provides excellent views across Pulborough Brooks and of the South Downs; it passes through the vineyards at Nutbourne and returns to Abingworth Hall via West Chiltington." John Wood, HF Holidays Leader

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Call our travel experts:
0345 470 8558
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International customers please call:
+44 20 8732 1250

Our lines are open:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13.00