Please note the South Downs Rambler has finished for 2018, but will be back in 2019!

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The South Downs Rambler returns for 2018!

From 1st July to 2nd September 

True to its name, the South Downs Rambler takes the scenic route from Winchester to Petersfield and back again via the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, the views at Cheesefoot Head, the gardens of Hinton Ampner, the Iron Age fort at Old Winchester Hill, the luxurious Langrish House Hotel and two traditional village pubs.

The South Downs Rambler is a summer-only route, created in partnership by the South Downs National Park Authority, Hampshire County Council, Three Rivers Rail, Cross Country Trains and Bluestar, to offer visitors the chance to explore rural Hampshire in a relaxed and sustainable way.

If you are looking for breath-taking views, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages with easy access to the South Downs Way and rail links at Winchester and Petersfield the South Downs Rambler is the Sunday bus route for you.

Every driver on the South Downs Rambler has considerable local knowledge and will be delighted to offer guidance.

Last seen in 2015, the South Down's Rambler will run 3 trips per day on Sundays and Bank Holidays only between 1st July and 2nd September.

Leaflets are available at our Southamton travel shop, but why not Download a digital copy here!

You can also view the Itchen Navigation walking leaflet here


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