Walk and talk with your Mum in the South East this Mother’s Day
Looking for a way to spend some quality time with your Mum this Mother’s Day? The Ramblers is encouraging people to treat their Mum to a stroll in the great outdoors of the South East.
Walking is a great way to spend some quality time together without any distractions, other than the stunning scenery the South East has to offer. It provides the perfect opportunity to chat at the same time as taking in the surroundings.
Simon Barnett, director of walking development at the Ramblers, said: “Walking is a great way to spend some quality time with your loved ones so why not treat your Mum to a countryside walk or a stroll through a city this Mother’s Day?
“We have hundreds of free routes available throughout Great Britain on our Ramblers Routes that you can download and walk with your Mum – and hundreds more if you become a member. Search for a route that is of local interest or one that features interesting wildlife, Ramblers Routes allows you to find the paths that will appeal to you and your Mum the most.
“A beautiful route, along with a dose of fresh spring air and spectacular British scenery is guaranteed to lift the spirits and provide a memorable day out.”
People looking to give a gift with a difference this Mother’s Day can purchase Ramblers gift membership, giving their Mum a choice of over 45,000 group led walks every year, full access to Ramblers Routes, quarterly editions of Walk magazine and much more. For details, visit www.ramblers.org.uk/gift.
To download one of our expert walking routes from Ramblers Routes, visit www.ramblers.org.uk/ramblersroutes.
Following the recent flooding and severe weather, the Ramblers is advising people to plan carefully before stepping out on a walk. For advice on how to prepare, visit http://bit.ly/1jw3ztr.
Top Mother’s Day routes to try in the South East:
Chichester Canal and Salterns Way Circular, West Sussex
Length: 8.6 miles
Walking time: 4 hours
Description: This is a lovely long ramble on level ground taking advantage of the disability friendly facilities offered by the Chichester Canal Trust and the Chichester Harbour Conservancy. Wheelchair accessible in part and stile free.
The Seven Sisters, East Sussex
Length: 8.2 miles
Walking time: 4 hours
Description: A linear walk from East Dean to Seaford, East Sussex, along the tops of precipitous white cliffs with sweeping sea views and a beautifully preserved smugglers’ beach.
Withwell to Shorwell – Isle of Wight
Length: 12.1 miles
Walking time: 6 hours
Description: A linear, partly coastal route from Whitwell to Shorwell with some short, steep climbs. The route takes in St Catherine’s Down and Oratory and the Hoy Monument, a number of churches and passes through many fields and via copses and farmland.
Length: 6.8 miles
Walking time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Description: Circular walk from Penshurst via Chiddingstone. This route passes by Penshurst Place, one of England’s great privately-owned stately homes as well as the Tudor village of Chiddingstone, one of the prettiest villages in Kent.
Wychwood Forest, Oxfordshire
Length: 8.8 miles
Walking time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Description: A circular walk from Charlbury via the ancient woodland of Wychwood Forest. The 12th century church in Shorthampton is worth a visit. The route comprises field tracks, woodland paths and quiet country lanes.