Walk 25 – Buriton, The Bard & A Bevvy
DATE: Tuesday 23 August 2022
START LOCATION: The Five Bells, Buriton
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DISTANCE: 3 miles
DURATION: 1 hour 45 mins
An evening pub walk with a difference! Meeting, and ending at the Five Bells in Buriton, the walk heads up into ancient pathways and historic chalk pits behind the village. At a couple of stops – while you catch your breathe or take in spectacular views – your itinerant bard (from the Petersfield Shakespeare Festival) will regale you with some atmospheric and apposite quotes from our greatest poet. We can’t claim him as “local” but some of the lines could have been written for the timeless beauty of the South Downs.
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Petersfield Shakespeare Festival
The Petersfield Shakespeare Festival is a highly regarded and popular outdoor theatre festival which takes place every July in the beautiful grounds of Wylds Christmas Tree Farm, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The stunning woodland arena, elegantly tented for the festival, provides the perfect space for summer evening entertainment. Audience members are encouraged to arrive early and soak up the festival atmosphere prior to the performance.