About

One of the most popular areas, and considered the jewel in Petersfield’s crown by many, is The Heath. This area covers some 69 acres of land together with a 22 acre pond. The Heath is just a short walk from the Town Centre and is the site of the annual Taro Fair, which is held on 6 October every year (unless a Sunday). This was originally a horse fair but is now a large fun fair with many sideshows and is enjoyed by many in the area every year. Boats are available for hire during the summer and you can purchase light snacks, beverages and ice cream from the Heath Kiosk (The Plump Duck). You can also fish at the Pond – a water bailiff will ask you to buy a day ticket for fishing. For more information on Fishing please contact The Heath Pond Association on 07920 102623. The Pond also provides a home for many species of wildfowl. The Children’s play area is very popular with families.

The Heath

A short walk from the town centre, the Heath is an open space complete with a children's playground, refreshments and a 22 acre pond.

The Heath, Sussex Rd, Petersfield GU31 4LB

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  • Accessible
  • Free Parking
  • Outdoor/Adventure
  • Sports and Recreational

Other areas of interest

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.

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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

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Discover Petersfield Open Air Pool

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