Walk 56 - Wylds Farm Christmas Charm
DATE: Sat 9 December
START LOCATION: Chapel Common, Rake (SU813 286)
DISTANCE: 7 or 7.5 miles (there are 2 possible routes in case Longmoor closed)
DURATION: 3 hours 30
There are few places around Petersfield more Christmassy in December than Wylds Christmas Tree Farm, Liss. Every weekend during Advent they transport visitors to the farm to a winter wonderland. Not only can you pick up a proper tree, but you can relax in the Apres Tree Bar, post letters to Santa, enjoy festive food, follow the elf forest trail and so much more. While we don’t recommend completing this walk with a tree in tow, as we are passing it would be rude not to stop off to sample some of their festive atmosphere, food and drink.
Our preferred walk route is 7.5 miles and includes a section across Longmoor Range. However, because there is a risk the range might be closed due to military activity there is a slightly shorter back up route. Both will pass by Wylds Farm.
To find out more about Wylds Farm’s plans for Christmas 2023 click here
Images: Unsplash – Felicia Bouten & Stephen Paterson
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.