Hanging About In the Hangers

Feb 7, 2024 | Open Walks

Poet Stone

Date: Sunday 14 April
Start: Petersfield Station (Finish at Liss Station)
Grid Reference: SU743 235
Start Time: 10..25
Distance: 7.5 miles
Terrain: A steep climb at the start but otherwise undulating/flat

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This walk is part of the Hampshire Community Rail Partnership Rail 2 Trail Walking Festival.

The station to station walk between Petersfield and Liss through the Hangers transports you to another world. It is here that the tall beech forests and yew cling to life on incredibly steep, chalk hillsides.

The walk out of Petersfield is memorable, both in terms of the climb but also the view back across the length of the South Downs. With a bench roughly two-thirds of the way up, beside the memorial stone to poet Edward Thomas, it is the perfect place to reflect (as he might have done) on the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

The picturesque Hanger village of Hawkley roughly marks the halfway point on this walk, so we will stop here for lunch. Please bring a sandwich to eat on the village green. Afterwards we will go to the pub for a drink. We will then descend to Liss across the fields.

Well-behaved dogs welcome. Dogs must be on a lead through fields with livestock and on roads. 

Please note this is a linear walk – finishing at Liss Station.

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