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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Midweek day walk - Petersfield to Liss

Petersfield to Liss

Shoulder of Mutton Hill (steep, but fine views) and the Hawkley Inn. a very walker friendly pub  

Book 2 Walk 11

Length : 17 km or 10.5 miles

Toughness : 5 out of 10

Getting there : Catch the 10:30 am train from London Waterloo to Petersfield.
Clapham Junctioneers should catch the 10:27 to Woking and change there (currently platform 4 to 5) to catch the 10:55 and join the Waterlusians for the remainder of the journey

Meeting point : Petersfield Station at 11:31

Tickets : Buy a cheap day return to Petersfield

Brief Description

Get a cardiac workout on the Shoulder of Mutton hill and check out the wonderful views at the top (weather permitting). Look out for the Memorial Stone dedicated to the Poet Edward Thomas towards the top of the hill.
(A ditty by him also appears at Adlestrop on the walk from Kingham to Moreton-in-Marsh)

You may find full details of this walk here and a downloadable PDF here

 Suggested Lunch stop

Hawkley Inn  (tel 01730 827205),

Suggested Tea stops

Maps

OS Explorer : OS33 (mobile digital download available) 

Return train times

Trains return from Liss to London, Waterloo at the following times ...
:02 minutes past the hour - journey time 1 hour 12 mins
:23 minutes past the hour - journey time 1 hour 20 mins

3 comments:

tartanrug said...

A great walk with a nice lunchtime pub where the long table in the bar awaits us. Don't worry about the hill, you can go round it. Also short cut after lunch for those who over indulge.

Marion said...

Intend coming and would prefer to avoid the hill!

Anonymous said...

n=12 and n=1 early bird on this walk. w=Light_cloud_and_quite_humid_with_an_occasional_welcome_breeze.
All twelve went for the direct ascent at the Shoulder of Mutton and were rewarded with great views. The group arrived a little late at the Hawkley Inn, but most agreed the food and drink was good.
Three groups in the afternoon, two with sandwiches set off early, followed by the hares, then those who weren't in such a hurry to get back.