We are hoping to be able to travel to Italy in March 2022. We fly British Airways and like to include some time in the UK on the way there or back: some time in London and some time walking in the countryside. For the latter, we like to book a guided walking holiday with HF Holidays at one of their country houses. For our time frame in March, the options I like are Exmoor, near the village of Selworthy, or South Downs, near Thakeham.
I can view photos of the scenery online, and both look lovely. I am attracted as much to the feral ponies of Exmoor as the chalk cliffs of the South Downs area. Does one tend to have better weather than the other in springtime? Particularly with respect to strong winds? Any other considerations I should know about?
Thank you for your help. And yes, I am booking refundable flights, and will wait to book anything non-refundable until we have a better sense of travel realities in 2022.