Roderick's Random route round Petersfield

Sat 19th May 2012

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Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Start Petersfield Stn, depart Waterloo 08.00, back after 18.00

Via Steep, Rake, Rogate; lunch Three Horseshoes, Elsted; Harting, Buriton. Steep Hills; if wet, poles advisable

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Walk Report

Roderick's Random Route Round Petersfield, Saturday 19th May 2012
12 walkers, 22 miles - leader Roderick Smith
A group of 12 met at Petersfield Station on a dry, sunny day. We walked up the Hangers Way to enjoy the view from the Poet's Stone, and read Adlestrop by Edward Thomas at his commemorative plaque. On to the trig point at Wheatham Hill for flapjacks, before crossing the A3 to Stodham Lane and ascending to the Jolly Drover at Rake for coffee and cake! A quick descent from the ridge to Rogate and on via Fair Oak to Elsted saw the group arrive at The Three Horseshoes in good time for lunch overlooking the South Downs. After lunch we took the long climb up to the top of Beacon Hill for a great view of the Isle of Wight before walking west along the South Downs Way. A short descent of the Milky Way took us into Buriton for the remains of the cakes, before walking to Petersfield Lake, and thence via the Town Square back to the station. A steep walk of 22 miles in 9 hours.



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