We'll be visiting London for 9 days in July 2014, We are two moms and two 9 yr.-old boys.
We would like to spend a couple of those days in England's famous green countryside (not the beach) but we don't want to rent a car.
Does anyone have recommendations for day trips using public transportation that could put us in a lovely spot for hiking/picnicking with the minimum of hassle?
It could also be an overnight stay in a charming B&B somewhere, as long as it's close to the train station and also to some kind of woods/parkland.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!