South Downs Spa WalkingPeace and tranquillity on the South Downs.
We have been lucky to find a world-renowned spa hotel set in beautiful walking country so you can enjoy the best of both on our South Downs holiday. Think luxurious white towels and hiking boots.
The renowned Champneys Forest Mere Spa hotel sits in acres of beautiful parkland just south of Haslemere in the South Downs National Park. It must have the most impressive approach of any hotel in our brochure with a drive that winds two miles through forest and heathland. Turn a corner and the hotel can be seen across the mere itself.
We’re spoilt for choice of walks. We’ll take the classic walk from Thursley through the natural amphitheatre of the Devil’s Punchbowl, some of the finest scenery on the South Downs. We explore Frensham ponds built 500 years ago as fish farms for the Bishop of Winchester. We may also ascend the highest point in Sussex, the wild and beautiful Blackdown, with panoramic views from the Temple of the Winds on the summit. Add in a couple of rural strolls to enjoy the best of this lovely area and we have a very attractive walking programme. Back at the hotel you can relax and make the most of the facilities on offer.
- The hotel's luxury spa facilities - a chance to be pampered
- Many facilities free of charge to guests
- Spa treatments available at extra cost
- Superb walking amongst some of the most picturesque scenery in Southern England
- For couples, one can stay and enjoy some spa treatments,one can walk
- The Devil’s Punchbowl. The best of the local landscape
5 nights accommodation in the very comfortable Champneys Forest Mere Hotel, near Liphook in Hampshire.
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- 5 nights half board ensuite accommodation.
- Packed lunches on four days
- Local transport to and from the trailheads each day, if necessary
- Services of a dedicated tour leader.
Champneys Forest Mere
Built around the hunting lodge of the Royal Forest of Woolmer, the original building remains but the extensive spa facilities have been added in a state of the art building around the historic centre. The beautifully situated hotel at Champneys Forest Mere offers comfortable rooms, access to swimming pool, sauna and steam room is free and the hotel also offers all manner of spa treatments at extra cost.
It also provides an excellent and very healthy menu catering for all dietary choices for breakfast and dinner. Full board with buffet breakfast and dinner is included.
A box lunch will be available from the hotel to take out on our walks.
Hairdryers are provided in all rooms.
(Number of rooms: 87)
Champneys Forest Mere is about 4 miles south of Liphook which has a train station on the London to Portsmouth railway line.
The hotel has ample free parking for guests.
Transport to and from trailheads is included as appropriate.
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