Baker, 12 Burwood Grove,
Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9DS
Tel: 02392 462005 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ENTRY FEE: £1.00 per walker (Cheques payable to BWF)
AWARD: Cloth Badge at £2.00 each
DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST TOWN: From Petersfield take the A3 south towards Portsmouth, the Country Park is in appx 3 miles
START VENUE: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean, PO8 0QE Map 197 GR SU719185 Sat Nav Code PO8 0QE
COACH & CAR PARKING: There is ample car parking at the Country Park, at £3.50 per day. Coach parking by prior arrangement.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Nearest train station, Petersfield, buses from Petersfield contact Stagecoach 08451210190
REFRESHMENTS:; At the start.
With the main entrance to the Visitor Centre and commerative plaque on wall behind you, turn right to large wooden signpost and turn left sign Butser Hill 2km via South Downs Way. At tarmac footpath turn right and continue on South Downs Way on low level path under road, cross Visitor Centre road keeping to South Downs Way following blue top marker posts. Go through gate and climb uphill on wide grassy track towards communication mast in the distance, at gate continue ahead uphill on track for appx 250m bearing right towards mast. At left hand edge of mast compound turn left and continue on tarmac lane for 150m, at right hand bend continue ahead across grass for 100m to fence and signpost. Through gate and continue on track to wooden bollards and car park, turn left on lane to exit by pay and display machine.
Turn right on lane and continue ahead on South Downs Way alongside lane to eventually reach 4 way road junction, turn right on narrow lane sign post South Downs Way passing Homeland Farm on left and ahead under power lines. Continue on stony track for appx 400m and turn left on footpath keeping high hedge on right to reach wood. Continue with wood on right for 50m to reach kissing gate on right, go through gate on footpath into wood continue on path and track ignoring all side tracks to go under power lines and ahead to reach black and white post in the middle of the path.
Turn left on bridleway into wood, at track junction and signpost keep ahead on bridleway ignoring all side tracks passing very large tree stump on right to reach lane. Turn left and in 75m turn right keeping on track into wood and at end bear right on wide grassy track between hedges to reach house on right called the Barn, ahead to road. Cross road and continue on bridleway to main road.
Immediately turn left into field on
permissive path keeping hedge on right and parallel with road passing 50mph sign
for 650m to top right hand corner of field. Continue following hedge around top
of field for 650m and exit field at Rooks Way sign to main road. Turn right on
pavement, cross road with care to pavement and road junction.
At roundabout turn left, sign post Portsmouth A3- A3(M)
Continue over bridge and immediately turn left at gap in crash crash barrier onto footpath down slope to kissing gate. Through gate and bear right across field down dip across stile to far corner of wood and sign post in the distance. Cross stile turn right for 10m, turn left for 5m through tree line and turn left on wide gravel bridleway continue ahead passing green and red footpath signs keeping on main track to go through wooden barrier to tarmac forest road. Turn left, in 20m turn right on South Downs Way, red and green footpath sign, passing BBQ area on left and children’s play area on right, to reach Visitor Centre and end of trail.
When you have completed this trail please use the Permanent Trail Entry Form
The organisers are not liable for accidents, thefts and/or damage to property. Every effort will be made by the organisers to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.
This trail is registered until 31 December 2017