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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 mid July to mid 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.

The bus has been funded by Hampshire Community Rail Partnership and Cross Country Trains and is operated by Bluestar.

Download the timetable leaflet here.


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