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Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, where dramatic chalk scarp meets patchwork weald, heavily wooded sandstone ridges & colourful open heaths, Petersfield, & its surrounding area, is the ideal location for a walking adventure. The Western Weald (part of the South Downs National Park), centred on Petersfield, is just one hour from London, yet few know of its beauty & diversity of landscape. Whether you are a walker or wanderer, we warrant that a visit to the Western Weald will be worthwhile! I am a qualified Lowland Walk Leader through Mountain Training Association & outdoor first aider. I have also previously worked for Outward Bound Oman, organise the Petersfield Walking Festival & support local active travel initiatives.

Rural Strides

Local walk guide providing private, tailor-made and open, scheduled walks.

Business not associated with a physical address.

07903 991761

walk@ruralstrides.co.uk

  • National Park/Wildlife Conserve
  • Outdoor/Adventure
  • Sports and Recreational

Other areas of interest

Chawton House

Chawton House is an Elizabethan manor house that once belonged to Jane Austen’s brother, Edward. The library, house and gardens are open to the public.

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Local Walks

Discover the beautiful places in and around Petersfield. Spring into the warmer weather and longer evenings with scenic walks.

Breaks in Hampshire

Fancy taking a break not too far from home? There's an abundance of lovely stays for you to enjoy nearby Petersfield.

Explore Historic Landmarks

With numerous Historic Landmarks and Heritage Centres to explore, consider dedicating a day to delving into the local history.

Enjoy Delicious Food

Gather with friends and loved ones at the local pubs and cafes, bonding over delicious meals.

Support Local Businesses

Petersfield is brimming with wonderful businesses, offering something for everyone. Support local and uncover hidden gems.

What To Do This Spring

Seeking spring activities suitable for the whole family? We've compiled 30 ideas for you to explore together and make lasting memories!

Petworth House and Park

Set in a glorious 700-acre deer park with a large lake, Petworth House displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust.

Escape into the countryside

Petersfield is a great place to stay and from which to enjoy the wider South Downs National Park.

Visit Petersfield Museum

Following a multi-million pound re-design project Petersfield's museum is a jewel in the centre of town and well worth a visit.

Explore Petersfield's Shops

Petersfield boasts a fantastic range of shops, from boutique and independent shops through to well known brands.​

National Trust around Petersfield

The National Trust preside over many assets close to Petersfield, from big stately homes to the romantic Lupin field at Terwick Church.

Discover Petersfield Open Air Pool

Petersfield Open Air Pool is the only open air pool in Hampshire and attracts visitors from across the region.