Petersfield to Rowlands Castle

Sat 22nd Aug 2015

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
19ml.
Start Time
10.11
Route
Meet Petersfield Stn

Waterloo 08.45; Clapham Junction 08.52. A linear walk over Butser Hill and Queen Elizabeth Country Park with lunch probably at Chalton and possibly a visit to St Hubertís church at Idsworth in the afternoon

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Petersfield to Rowlands Castle, Saturday 22nd August 2015
6 walkers, 19 miles - leader Peter Buchwald

Mushrooms grew in the grass of the fields
And blackberries ripe for the picking
Quaint country paths of Victorian times
A torrid walk up Butser Hill's chalk slopes.

That old early Norman church in the village
Fields laid out in colourful patchwork
Cooling Easterly breezes under the trees
Earthy fields where wheat had been harvested.

Old Idsworth church in the middle of a plain
Its ancient wall paintings, once whitewashed.
Gathering clouds a portent of autumnal rains
A friendly beer festival at walk's end.

Photographs by Peter Buchwald

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