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South Downs Rambler Bus

South Downs Rambler Bus

The South Downs Rambler bus is the perfect opportunity to explore the South Downs Way – without expending a huge amount of energy by walking a 20-mile stretch of it!

Taking in a range of breath-taking views and key attractions between Winchester and Petersfield, the Rambler runs every Sunday from 10 July to 11 September, as well as the August Bank Holiday Monday.

The bus takes a scenic view from Winchester to Petersfield railway stations and back again – via the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, views at Cheesefoot Head, the gardens of Hinton Ampner, the Iron Age fort at Old Winchester Hill, the luxurious Langrish House Hotel and a number of traditional village pubs and villages.

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

The bus, which links up with rail services from London, the Midlands and South Coast, has been funded by the Three Rivers and East Hampshire Community Rail Partnerships and Cross Country Trains , and is operated by Bluestar.

Adult single fares range between £2.00 and £6.50, with returns between £3.30 and £8.20 depending on the stops. Child fares are £2.00 for a single journey and £3.00 for a return.

You can also hop on and off all day with a Bluestar Network Ticket at £8.30 for adults, £6.20 for children and £25 for groups of up to five people travelling together. Concessionary pass holders are welcome.

For further details view the timetable on the East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership website.


" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "