Walk 38 - Lavender Season

  • DATE: Sunday 16 July 2023

  • TIME:  10.00

  • START LOCATION: Lavender Fields, Hartley Park Farm, Selborne 


  • DISTANCE: 8.2 miles

  • DURATION: 3 hours 40 plus breaks

Happiness is blooming lavender….and in July we can find this purple joy on our doorstep at the Lavender Fields outside Selborne 😊

Thanks to the Lavender Field’s generosity, we can offer you a walk in the surrounding countryside directly from the farm, with time later to wander through the lavender or to just enjoy a refreshment in their new cafe. 

The walk will explore the remote area to the east of Alton between the Worldhams and Wyck. The route will in part follow the Hanger’s Way as well as the footsteps of Radio 4s Clare Balding (of Ramblings fame). She recently walked some of this path with the organisers of Alton’s Walking Festival. 

Entry to the Lavender Fields afterwards is optional and please note that a fee applies. Entry to the cafe and shop is free.

Click here for more information about The Lavender Fields

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

Gentle rolling landscape, walking on paths with good to average surfaces. Some gentle slopes

Dogs allowed

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.