Walk 16 - Head for the Hill

  • DATE: Monday 22 August 2022

  • TIME: 10.00am 

  • START LOCATION: Seven Stars Pub, Stroud

  • WHAT3WORDS/GRID REF: ///unzipped.dormant.spouse; SU723 236

  • DISTANCE: 6 miles

  • DURATION: 3 hours 

Your mission on this walk, should you choose to accept it, is conquering the one and only Butser Hill, the highest point along the South Downs Way. Be prepared for a steep ascent and descent climbing the lovely slopes of the hill not seen from the A3. Most of the walk is on good footpaths through some less frequented parts of this area.

Walk Key

Please look at the festival website ‘Information’ page to understand the walk key, what to wear, advice on medical information, weather plans, arriving before the scheduled departure time etc before deciding if you would like to join this walk.

Walk Pace


Walk Grade

A challenging walk, suitable for fit walkers with some experience. Steep gradients and uneven surfaces to be expected

Bring a snack and refreshment

Circular walk

Dogs on lead welcome

Walk Leader

Jenny is a Petersfield stalwart, having lived in town and walked around the area for 42 years. As well as walking Jenny and her husband were founder members of Liss Runners, another great way to get to know the local footpaths and byways.  Like many runners, she has clocked up her fair share of half and full marathons over the years, including no less than 12 London marathon entries! Jenny’s speedy genes apply to walking too, having completed the former 80 mile long South Downs Way in just 27 hours. Hopefully, she took her ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro a little slower! As she values the friendship that comes from walking, she now leads a walking group which meets weekly and is part of a small group aiming to complete the Coast-to-Coast national trail this year.