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Winchester to Petersfield via Exton – South Downs Rambler from Bluestar

South Downs Rambler from Bluestar

  • This route serves Forests
  • This route serves Rolling hills

A glorious run through the South Downs from the historic city of Winchester to the delightful market town of Petersfield passing several quaint villages & Old Winchester Hill en route.

The South Downs Rambler returns 23rd July 2023

The South Downs Rambler returns for Summer 2023. Buses will run every Sunday and on Bank Holiday Mondays for 10 weeks from 23rd July 2023.

Does this service run all year
or seasonal

This is a Summer only service


Buses run three times a day on Sundays & bank holidays

Concession passes

Concessionary passes are accepted. Find out more

South Downs Rambler Winchester to Meon Valley & Petersfield

True to its name, the South Downs Rambler takes the scenic route from Winchester to Petersfield and back again via the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, the views at Cheesefoot Head, the gardens of Hinton Ampner, the Iron Age fort at Old Winchester Hill, the luxurious Langrish House Hotel and two traditional village pubs.

The South Downs Rambler is a summer route, created in partnership by the South Downs National Park Authority, Hampshire County Council, Three Rivers Rail, Cross Country Trains and Bluestar, to offer visitors the chance to explore rural Hampshire in a relaxed and sustainable way.

If you are looking for breathtaking views, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages with easy access to the South Downs Way and rail links at Winchester and Petersfield the South Downs Rambler is the Sunday bus route for you.

Drivers on the South Downs Rambler have considerable local knowledge and will be delighted to offer guidance.

The South Down’s Rambler is back for 2023 and will run 3 trips per day on Sundays (and Bank Holidays) for 10 weeks from 23rd July 2023.

Connect with the South Downs Rambler in Winchester with Bluestar 1.

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West Meon

A quaint village in the South Downs with bus links to Winchester, Alresford and Petersfield.

The village has a few family-friendly local pubs, including The West Meon; and The Thomas Lord, where you can enjoy Sunday lunch with the family, a cosy dinner with your other half, or pints and banter with friends.

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This listing was last updated on 28th August 2023

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