We appreciate that not everyone enjoys walking in a group, and instead prefers their own company. If this is you, we don’t want a programme of festival organised walks to deter you from exploring and enjoying our beautiful countryside. The Petersfield Walking Festival is about encouraging people to walk, however it is done! If you don’t know the area that well and want to explore, here are links to some local, self-guided walking resources:
East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership is based at The Hub, Petersfield Station. They have a book of 15 self-guided local walks available to buy, and their website also has a number of local walk suggestions.
Petersfield Museum is just off the Market Square. They have a selection of short but interesting historical and literary walks. Leaflets include the Petersfield Boundary Walk, Buriton: Bricks & Mortar, Sheet: The Two Mills, and walks that focus on Jane Austen, William Cobbett, Edward Thomas, Flora Thompson, W. H Hudson and Gilbert White. Visit the museum to pick up some walk leaflets.
Liss Parish Council Website has a number of useful self-guided walk resources. An experienced walk leader, who has his own walks on the Festival programme, played a part in gathering these walk ideas. As you will see, walks can either be downloaded from the website or a pack purchased from the council office.
South Downs National Park – The park’s own website also has walking resources that cover our area. Additionally, why not look up the recently re-launched Serpent’s Way that highlights the area’s unique and protected Heathlands.
Rural Strides – local, experienced and qualified walking guide.
All walks customised to requirements – season/available time/interest/fitness, so as to ensure maximum enjoyment. Blog www.ruralstrides.co.uk a source of walk information/inspiration.
Please post your walk photos on social media and tag us using #petersfieldwalkingfestival. We’d love to see where you go walking!