Walk 33 - Work Up A Thirst For Gilbert

  • DATE: Friday 7 July 2023

  • TIME:  08.45

  • START LOCATION: Petersfield Station


  • DISTANCE: 8.5 miles

  • DURATION: Will catch 3.43 bus back to Petersfield

Walk from Petersfield to Selborne to work up a thirst for a brewery tour and tasting at the new Gilbert White Jubilee Tap Room. Our route will traverse the Hangers in a walker-friendly way…..ie not up and over Shoulder of Mutton! We will take our time winding our way to Selborne enjoying the numerous expansive views. On arrival into the village we will have time for either a leisurely picnic or lunch in Gilbert White’s cafe (if you prefer). Our tour and tasting will then start at 2pm. 

The walk is free but the tour/tasting costs £5 per person


If beer is not your thing, you are very welcome to join this walk and not do the tour/tasting. There is a 13.13 bus back to Petersfield or you can visit Gilbert White’s House & Gardens/read a book in the churchyard…whatever takes your fancy…. while we are at the Tap Room. 


Non-walkers are also welcome to meet us in Selborne and just join the tour. If anyone would like to do this please email admin@petersfieldwalkingfestival.co.uk

You are also welcome to arrange your own transport as an alternative to catching the bus.


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

Dogs 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.