Travel in South England

Travel in South England
Thrill seekers and leisurely hikers alike will be satisfied with the outdoor adventures available in south England.


South England is the area south of the River Thames and covers Land's End to Dover. Some major cities include London, Bristol, Brighton, Bath, Oxford, Plymouth, and Cornwall.


The mildest weather can be found in south England during both winter and summer. The south coast is the sunniest area of England, which makes this a popular destination for outdoor adventurists.

Water Activities

The south coast, particularly the southwest, is a popular destination for surfing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing. Coasteering is the newest water adventure, which combines swimming, rock climbing and abseiling. Remember your wetsuit.

Land Activities

Hiking, walking, and mountain biking trails are abundant. Surrey Hills Llamas even provides visitors the opportunity to share a walk with a llama for a day. Some of the most well-known public gardens of England, such as the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, can be found in the south.


Places to stay in south England are plentiful and diverse to cater to your budget. Choose from camping, caravanning, hotels, bed and breakfasts or self-catering establishments.

Article Written By Anne Greenawalt

Anne Greenawalt graduated with an Master of Arts in creative writing from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England and with a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Hamilton College. In 2008, Greenawalt was runner-up in a national short story collection competition, which resulted in the publication of Growing Up Girl.

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