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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Wednesday Walk Petersfield to Liss

Petersfield to Liss T=2.11 

Much of this walk follows the Hangers Way, a long distance path which lies within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Much of the walk is in unspoilt countryside which remains as it was several hundred years ago. The very steep ascent of Shoulder of Mutton Hill can be avoided by taking a slightly longer alternative route. Whichever route is taken the view at the top is spectacular.

Length: 16.6km (10.3 miles) Toughness: 5/10

Trains: Get the 1000 Portsmouth Harbour Train from Waterloo arriving Petersfield 1103. Direct return trains are xx02, 1623, 1723. Changing at Petersfield are 1821, 1906, 1922.
Get a return to Petersfield. There are some cheap advance tickets available.

Lunch: The suggested lunch stop is the Hawkley Inn (tel 01730 827205), 6.6km into the walk. The pub has a garden and serves home cooked food until 2pm. Booking is advised.

Tea: The suggested tea stop is Wine Bar & Coffee House at 41-43 Station Road open to 5pm. An alternative is the Whistle Stop pub at the bottom of Hill Brow Road, 150m past the station.


Anonymous said...

Have booked a table for 6 diners at 1 o’clock as this pub is always mobbed with pensioners (moan) walkers (moan) cyclists (👍) assorted day trippers ⛱and locals🦏 You may wish to sit in the garden on the day. If you are in two minds about pub or sandwiches go pub as it used to be super good. The Lunch Monitor.

Monique said...

The walk started somewhat inauspiciously as we hung around Waterloo waiting for the delayed 10.00 train to appear on the board. Finally we boarded the train and the delay reached 30 minutes, due to various factors for the inbound train.

There were around 13 of us off the train at Petersfield but that increased to 14 later (bit hazy on the numbers but I think there were 10 pub lunchers and 4 packed lunchers). The weather was sunny and hot to begin with, becoming hazier and a bit humid later on. We got the steep ascent up the Shoulder of Mutton hill done in the first part of the walk which was a relief in the heat, what a hill ! I think nearly all took the steep route up the hill rather than the graduated ascent. After a breather we headed off and I heard several walkers remark what a nice, varied walk it was, lots of woodland, so there was welcome shade; pretty wildflowers; some apathetic sheep; some cattle (but always fenced off from the walk route). Some of the stiles in the walk details have been replaced by kissing gates – super-sized gates, so easy to get through. The Hawkley Inn pub lived up to its reputation, the food was lovely, not just your average pub grub. We had a table booked but half of our number ate outside. The staff were friendly and efficient. After lunch, the packed lunchers sped off, some racing to get the 16:23 train. Others made the 17:02 after a dash to the local off-licence for refreshments. That train was then delayed 30 minutes coming into Waterloo due to a track fire which had caused knock-on chaos for other platforms. All in all a very nice day, it was a lovely walk and thanks to Pete for posting and the lunch monitor for organising the lunch booking !

Marcus said...