South England's 5 finest walks in Sussex, Surrey, Dorset & Devon

It's not as hilly as the north, but the south boasts some of England's most beautiful routes. Here are 5 of the finest

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[1] SOUTH DOWNS, WEST SUSSEX

"We climbed straight up to the ridge of the Downs and joined the Monarch’s Way – a 990km long-distance path that purportedly follows the route of the fleeing Charles II after the Battle of Worcester..." CLICK HERE FOR MAP AND ROUTE

[2] DARTMOOR, DEVON

"One of the highest oak woodlands in Britain, Wistman’s Wood is a collection of wizened trees draped in the woolly weirdness of more light-green lichen, which also grows in spikes atop some of the bigger branches like arm hairs standing on end..." CLICK HERE FOR MAP AND ROUTE

[3] NORTH DOWNS, SURREY

"The North Downs Way is carved out of history, but none is more apparent than the World War II-built pillboxes that sit along its rolling Surrey slopes. These sleeping concrete creatures continue to guard this stretch of the trail and haunt your every step with their chilling presence..." CLICK HERE FOR MAP AND ROUTE

[4] DURLSTON HEAD TO ST ALDHELMS, DORSET

"The last stretch along the coast to Chapman’s Pool was both the most dramatic and the most energetic of the day, with an abrupt 200-foot descent and climb onto Emmetts Hill..." CLICK HERE FOR MAP AND ROUTE

[5] EXMOOR, DEVON

"Stutteringly, I made what felt like landfall at Great Red, and continued on to the lighthouse at Foreland Point. Here, I rested, my back braced against the slope of the scenery, my brain suggesting that, on a day like this, Britain is a match for meanders beside the Med..." CLICK HERE FOR MAP AND ROUTE