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Sunday, 16 August 2015

The Western South Downs

Free walk 18 Petersfield to Rowlands Castle

Distance16km (9.9m); toughness 3/10.

Trains: London Waterloo 09.30 (Clapham Junction 09.39) arrives Petersfield 10.39. Return trains from Rowlands Castle at xx:13 to Waterloo. Buy a day return to Rowlands Castle.

A lovely undulating ramble through the little known western reaches of the South Downs. Hopefully in high summer it will be mud-free (see walk comments)

Have an early lunch or drink at the Five Bells 4km into the walk or continue to the Red Lion 9.5km into the walk  which is probably the best option

PDF walk instructions and  further details about the walk are here

Option to extend the walk to Cocking if you have a map.  See end of walk instructions.


PeteB said...

Any info on numbers, route accessibility and refreshment options very welcome.

Anonymous said...

Six on the walk. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Lunch was at the second of the two recommended pubs - the one you get to about 2/3 of the way through the walk - we had to wait about 30 minutes for our food to arrive, as the pub was busy, but helpings were generous. Some of us had tea in one of the pubs in Rowlands Castle - there are a couple teashops in the village, but these close at 4.30. An enjoyable walk through a little-used part of the south downs.

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