Private Walks

Would you like to see the best of the Western Weald but not have to worry about planning a route, navigating or finding somewhere to park. Let Rural Strides design the ideal walking route for you or your group, taking into account: the season, your interests, available time and desired level of exercise.

Rural Strides will ensure you don’t miss out on seasonal beauty, find the hidden gems known only to locals and provide the stories that link everything together. Creative walking ideas are our speciality & mud avoidance in the wetter months a dark art!

Malinka Rural Strides Private walks

Cost

Good news! A private walk with Rural Strides will cost you neither an arm nor a leg …..which is handy is you will likely need both for our journey together. Each walk is priced individually, but in general they are calculated as follows:

 

  • £30 for min 2 people for up to 3 hours (£5 for each extra person – max 10)
  • £50 for min 2 people for up to 5 hours(£10 for each extra person – max 10)

What is included:

  • Dedicated, qualified, knowledgeable & insured guide for the duration of the walk
  • Planned and risk assessed walk based on your requirements
  • Qualified outdoor first aider
  • Healthy snack

What is not included:

  • Transport to/from the start & any parking charges (we try to use free locations)
  • Walking clothing/footwear
  • Water & lunch (if required)
  • Any entrance fees if the walk visits a local attraction, or costs associated with pub/cafe/restaurant visits

Cost

Good news! A private walk with Rural Strides will cost you neither an arm nor a leg …..which is handy is you will likely need both for our journey together. Each walk is priced individually, but in general they are calculated as follows:

 

  • £30 for min 2 people for up to 3 hours (£5 for each extra person – max 10)
  • £50 for min 2 people for up to 5 hours(£10 for each extra person – max 10)

What is included:

  • Dedicated, qualified, knowledgeable & insured guide for the duration of the walk
  • Planned and risk assessed walk based on your requirements
  • Qualified outdoor first aider
  • Healthy snack

What is not included:

  • Transport to/from the start & any parking charges (we try to use free locations)
  • Walking clothing/footwear
  • Water & lunch (if required)
  • Any entrance fees if the walk visits a local attraction, or costs associated with pub/cafe/restaurant visits

Food for thought

Naturally, if you are on your first visit to the Western Weald you don’t know what you don’t know. So, to help provide food for thought, here are some titles of previously led walks:

Twin Peaks – For those keen on a physical challenge

Counting Sheep – Exploring our area’s agricultural heritage

The Weald Revealed – Experience “the drop off”

Wine, Dine & A Few Inclines – Get to know the local terroir before a tasting

Do Look Down ….At the fascinating local geology under your feet

Bryson’s Viewpoint – A local view with a story

Bridge Over The River Meon – The war, a railway & much more

Circle In The Sand – Explore the Weald’s rare lowland heaths

A Tale Of Two Estates – Religion, politics & poets all at play in one village

The SelBourne Legacy – Walk in the footsteps of the Rev. Gilbert White

Wish Yew Were Here – A variety of walks unravelling this tree’s social history

Seasonal Walks – Mother Nature / La Belle Bluebell / Garlic Galore

Linear Walks – Slow Ways & Up & Over The Downs

Family Walks – Deer To Be Different & We Are All Going On A Treasure Hunt!

Enquire about a walk

These are just a few ideas to help whet your appetite for what we hope will be a memorable journey into the heart of the Western Weald. To enquire about a walk please get in touch using the form. 

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Our happy walkers

Absolutely fantastic way of seeing the area. We moved here just before Covid & therefore had limited knowledge about walks & the area.

A truly lovely lady (Malinka) made us feel welcome from the outset…a beautiful way to start the day.

Twas wonderful.

Been out walking with Malinka for a few days. beautiful surroundings, just like a movie. I come from the Netherlands and can walk about 20km a day there. but that turned out not to be feasible in a hilly UK! Routes were adjusted (I think she knows every route there is) and we continued to make beautiful walks. Malinka knows a lot about the local area, history and ecology. All in all it is simply fascinating to take walks there. We also had delicious meals and drinks along the way at traditional English pubs. Have I already said that we will definitely be back!