Walk 45 – Walk On The Wilde Side

For The Rosemary Foundation

  • DATE: Saturday 27 August 2022

  • TIME: 09:30 

  • START LOCATION: Sheet Common 

  • WHAT3WORDS/GRID REF: ///lodge.amphibian.treating; SU764 244

  • DISTANCE: 5 miles

  • DURATION: 3 hours 30 (including tea break at Durleighmarsh Tea Barn)

Sorry, this walk has now been withdrawn due to unforseen circumstances

Donate to The Rosemary Foundation

Petersfield Walking Festival is pleased to support the work of The Rosemary Foundation.
You can donate directly through their web page:

One of the flattest walks in the Petersphere and a favourite Wilde Walk, so why not come and join Shine Radio’s Susie Wilde on a community dog walk to raise funds for The Rosemary Foundation. The Wilde walk will start with Vaughan Clarke briefly telling us about the wild and bloodthirsty history of a notorious smuggling gang – and what happened at a Sheet pub! There will then be an easy rural ramble to see Durleighmarsh fields and have a drink at the Tea Barn. The second half will follow the Rother back into town where food and drink will be available at the Petersfield Summer Festival.

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

Linear walk

Dogs on lead welcome

The walk starts at Sheet Common but will finish in the market square to join up with the town’s Bank Holiday festivities. Walkers are welcome to leave the walk at any point. Older children are welcome as well as well-socialised dogs. At Durleighmarsh Tea Barn there will be free water/squash available. Alternatively, you may wish to take up their kind offer of discounted tea/coffee/cakes for Wilde Walkers (25%).


Walk Leader

Petersfield’s Shine Radio is the volunteer-run local radio service for Petersfield and the surrounding villages. It’s full of local voices and local stories. Every week Suzie Wilde takes an inspirational walk in our beautiful local countryside, accompanied by her Labrador, Raine. Suzie describes vivid scenes of the South Downs environment and the thoughts they provoke for her. It’s speech radio at most pure and enjoyable: a single articulate voice, a unique imagination and a lifetime of rich experiences from which to draw, all set in stunning countryside. Listen online or subscribe to the podcast.


The Rosemary Foundation

Founded in 1997, the Rosemary Foundation provides a ‘Hospice at Home’ service for patients suffering from cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Since this time, the Foundation has supported over 3,300 patients and their loved ones in the Mid/South Hampshire and West Sussex area. All this has been achieved just with funding from grants, donations and legacies. Please consider supporting this very worthwhile community resource so that it can continue its much-needed work.