Walk 50 - Apple Trac

Blackmoor apples
Blackmoor estate
  • DATE: Saturday 7 October

  • TIME: 10.00

  • START LOCATION: Car Park beside Blackmoor Church


  • DISTANCE: 7.5 miles

  • DURATION: Approx 3 hours 30 with lunch stop

This circular walk centres around the Blackmoor Estate, past and present. Blackmoor itself is a Victorian village that was built in the late 1800s by Sir Roundell Palmer, who later became the 1st Earl of Selborne. The village remains largely unspoilt and the estate is still a family-run farm with a long experience of growing both traditional and new varieties of English apples and pears. More recently they have added cherries into the mix. This is a scenic, largely flat walk with one, long, steady, uphill climb on a quiet lane. If you fancy sampling either their apples, pears, apple juice or Gospel Oak cider the farm shop is open Monday-Friday. 


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 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.