Walk 22 - Hanging about in the Hangers

  • DATE: Tuesday 23 August 2022

  • TIME: 10.00am 

  • START LOCATION: Hawkley – on the green in front of the church

  • WHAT3WORDS/GRID REF: ///reworked.moped.fetches; SU745 291; GU33 6NF

  • DISTANCE: 5.5 miles

  • DURATION: approx 3 hours 

It wouldn’t be a Hangers walk without a bit of a climb. Afterall, the area is famous for its steeply wooded slopes. However, we have chosen one of the gentler ascents of Noar Hill for this short circuit from Hawkley. Another Hangers trait is mud, thanks to all the springs and babbling brooks. Our path will criss-cross the upper reaches of the Rother, but we hope August will be kind to our boots. This walk barely scratches the surface of this beautiful area, but we are confident it will leave you wanting to come back and explore some more. At the end, stay for a drink or lunch at the wonderful Hawkley Inn to complete your Hangers experience.

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

Varying landscape with some more challenging slopes. Suitable for keen walkers or anyone who is reasonably active

Bring drinks and a snack

Circular walk

Dogs on lead welcome

Older children welcome

Walk Leader

Malinka from Rural Strides is a co-organiser of the walking festival. Rural Strides was set up to promote the beauty and variety of the local Weald and Downland area, as a walking destination close to London. With a wealth of knowledge of local routes, hidden gems and where to find nature at its best in every season, Rural Strides is your ideal walking companion for the Hampshire/West Sussex borderlands.